ASABA – Five suspects in possession of substances confirmed to be cocaine, Indian hemp, Codeine and other liquid contents worth millions of naira have been arrested in Asaba, Delta State, by the Nigeria Police.
The suspects nabbed with the prohibited substances were paraded along with over 80 suspected criminals at the headquarters of the State Police Command in Asaba.
Commissioner of Police (CP), Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, in charge of the command credited his achievements within the period under review to the confidence reposed on him and his officers through collaborative efforts.
On the recovery of Indian Hemp, packs of Codeine, liquid mixtures and Cocaine, the CP informed that the cases were still under investigations to enable the Police seamlessly charge the suspects to court.
He said, “On the 09/01/2020 at about 1310hrs, based on information, the house and premises of one Lawrence Owoh ‘m,’ indigene of Ebonyi State, resident at GRA, Phase 5 behind Ibori Golf Course Area, Asaba, was raided by personnel of Crack Squad, Asaba, and one Lawrence Owoh ‘m’ was arrested.
“Exhibits recovered were two cartons of treated weeds, three bags of wrapped Indian hemp, five and a half bags of Indian hemp, two cartons of codeine, one bag containing liquid substance suspected to be soaked Indian hemp with spirit drink, fifteen litres of liquid substance suspected to be soaked Indian hemp, one carton of rizzler and cash sum of four hundred and sixty four thousand, two hundred and seventy naira only.”
Continuing the CP said, “On the 17/01/2020 at about 0630hrs, based on Information, the house and premises of one Arinze Ibenezim, an indigene of Rivers State, resident at Flat 2, Chief Odogwu close behind Central Bank of Nigeria, Asaba, was raided by personnel of Crack Squad, Asaba, and one Chiamaka Ibenezim, 25, Uchenna Azubuike, 28, Innocent Chiweke,30, and Ibe Nwosu, 29, were arrested.
“Exhibits recovered were 18 wraps of substances confirmed to be cocaine, other items tied in three nylons confirmed to be crack cocaine, 60 pens used for sniffing cocaine and cash sum of N194, 500.”
Recounting that the journey hadn’t been easy, especially the ultimate sacrifice paid by some officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, CP Inuwa flanked by top management team of the command said, “This has not deterred us but has rather strengthened the personnel of the command by putting extra efforts to achieve these remarkable achievements.”
The command on the watch of CP Hafiz Inuwa since January 2, 2020, has apprehended 41 armed robbery suspects, eight kidnappers, 16 cultists, eight Internet fraudsters, four murder culprits and eight for stealing with a total recovery of 35 firearms, 266 live/expended cartridges and 62 live ammunition.
Other recoveries are two stolen vehicles, 16 motorcycles, one tricycle, and others.
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