Police nab two suspected cultists, recover stolen car in Delta

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Delta State Police Command has arrested two suspected cultists, Joseph Tejri and Franklyn Awana, over illegal possession of arms and ammunition in Abraka, Delta State.

Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday.

He said a stolen green Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AH 229 AGD was also recovered at Iyara, a suburb of Warri, asking the owner to approach the Warri A Division with proof of ownership.

Recovered stolen car

“On the 9/9/2021 at about 1710hrs, Personnel of Abraka Police Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty along Agbara road Abraka intercepted an unregistered Daylong motorcycle ridden by one Bala Abdul ‘m’ age 21yrs old carrying one Joseph Tejri.

“When searched one locally made cut to size single barrel gun loaded with one (1) live cartridge was recovered from the passenger Joseph Tejri ‘m’ 24yrs old of Buowa Street Abraka.

“Search warrant was further executed in his house and premises where the additional live cartridge was recovered.

“Similarly, along Ugbedi road Abraka the same team in a concerted effort with vigilante men arrested one Franklyn Awana ‘m’ age 20yrs, of Okpogoro Abraka with a small locally made pistol and fourteen (14) rounds of live cartridges.

“Suspects confessed belonging to Eiye secret cult confraternity and admitted that the guns were handed over to them by their senior cult members.

“One Efe Awana ‘m’, Sylvester Ovie ‘m’, Efeta and others at large. An investigation is ongoing.

“On 12/9/2021 at about 0910hrs, Divisional Anti-Crime patrol team of ‘A’ division Warri while on patrol along SIDO Street by Iyara recovered an abandoned vehicle, Toyota Camry with Reg. No. AH 229 AGD green in colour.

“By this release, the owner of the said vehicle can contact the Delta state command police public relations office, or visit ‘A’ Division Warri with relevant document to prove ownership,” he noted.


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