By Henry Okonkwo
The Delta State Police Command has gone tough on criminals and arrested some suspects, who allegedly killed the son of a monarch in the state, Prince Eric Takerere, and his two police escorts in Warri.
The Command’s acting spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed this on Wednesday, in a statement, he issued from Asaba and was obtained by AF24NEWS.
According to DSP Edafe, the police also raided the gang’s armoury and recovered two AK 47 rifles, one pump action, four magazines and 76 rounds of live ammunition.
The statement read, “Sequel to the murder case under investigation in the Command where the Prince of Orhuwhorun, one Prince Eric Takerere, two mobile policemen were murdered and their rifles carted away and also the attempted murder of his brother Prince Franklyn Takerere. The Command under the leadership of CP Ari Muhammed Ali never relented in its effort to arrest the other fleeing members of the gang.
“On the 6th September 2021, police operatives from the Delta State Anti-kidnapping and Cyber Crime Squad carried out diligent and painstaking investigation on one Godspower Agabarhayowe alias GANAGANA ‘m’ age 27 years, and Tony Edwin ‘m’ age 27 years that were earlier arrested on the 09/07/2021 in connection to the murder.
“They led the police operatives to their hideout in Udu, Warri and Aladja area where six suspects were arrested.
The suspects are: “Onoriode Shefo alias Chikago “M” age 36yrs, Omagbeosa Sholla “M” age 30yrs, Godwin Obukoemu alias Million “M” age 30yrs, Ejime Mugagbam “M” age 34yrs, Ejiroghenen Nushe “M” age 24yrs and Egho Monday “M” age 28yrs.
“They all confessed to being involved in the murder of Prince Eric Takerere, his two mobile policemen. They also led the operatives to their armoury where two AK47 rifles, one pump action gun, one locally-made pistol, four magazines, 76 rounds of live ammunition and 38 rounds of live cartridges were recovered.”