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Police arrest suspected armed robber with stolen truck

Police operatives from “B” Division, Asaba, Delta State, on stop-and-search duty along Benin-Asaba Expressway on May 17 arrested a 32-year-old armed robbery suspect, Emeka Okorie,
with a stolen truck and one locally made cut-to-size gun as two others escaped from the crime scene.

Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Bright Edafe confirmed the report in a statement signed and made available to our correspondent in Warri.

He said the police, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a diesel truck with registration no: ENU 564 ZU, loaded with 840 crates of Life beer.

“The truck was driven on 15/05/2024 by one Collins Ogbodo Ude ‘M’ , a driver with Lumie Haulage Breweries Company, Enugu.

“The truck was stolen from where it was parked at Umuasea Bus Stop in Udi Local Government Area Enugu State. With the aid of technically driven intelligence, the truck was located in Delta State and intercepted by operatives of the ‘B’ division.

“One male suspect Emeka Okorie aged 32yrs from Imo State was arrested while two other suspects escaped.

“Upon search of the truck, one cut-to-size locally-made double barrel pistol and four live cartridges were recovered.”

SP Edafe said efforts to arrest the fleeing suspect are ongoing.