Operatives of Dragon 18 & 29, during a routine stop-and-search duty, arrested a 24-year-old passenger, Joseph Vincent, just as it recovered from him two locally fabricated pistols in Delta State.

The incident occurred along Jeremi/Iwhrekan road in Ughelli South Local Government Area.

The operatives intercepted a tricycle with Reg. No. GBB 022 UN driven by one Isreal Sibito ‘m’ 58yrs conveying three females and one male passenger.

It was during the search that the suspect jumped down from the tricycle and ran into a nearby bush in an attempt to escape.

However, he was given a hot chase by the operatives and arrested.

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The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, confirmed the report in a statement signed and made available to DAILY POST.

The Police image maker said, “When the search was conducted on him, two (2) locally fabricated berretta pistols were recovered from him.”

He noted that the “Investigation is ongoing.”

While the Command remains committed to its core mandate, which is protecting lives and property, DSP Edafe advised the public to exercise patience when they are subjected to stop-and-search by police operatives as it is for the collective good and to ensure a safer Delta for all.

He also made the following phone lines available to the public to reach the command as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation when the need arises: 08036684974, 08125958005, and 09053872287.

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