Medicine Dealer Arrested with Guns and Ammunition in Delta State
In a significant development, operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) under the jurisdiction of the Delta State Police Command have apprehended a 40-year-old patent medicine dealer, identified as Ebireri Morisson, hailing from Oviorie community in Isiokolo, Ethiope East Local Government Area. This arrest comes on the heels of allegations that the suspect was in possession of illegal firearms and ammunition.
According to a press statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, copies of this release were disseminated to the media in Warri.
The operation leading to Morisson’s arrest unfolded on October 7, 2023, in response to what the police describe as “credible information.” Acting swiftly, the RRS operatives descended upon the Oviorie community. Their thorough search of Morisson’s premises yielded the discovery of a locally fabricated short gun and a live cartridge.
DSP Bright Edafe revealed that Morisson is currently in police custody, with an ongoing investigation into the matter.
In another related development, the police’s continued efforts to rid Delta State of illicit firearms led to the apprehension of another suspect in Asaba. On October 4, 2023, operatives of the State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) were conducting a routine patrol along Cable Road, Asaba, when they encountered a motorcyclist and his passenger. Upon sighting the patrol team, the duo hastily abandoned their moving motorcycle and attempted to flee. A pursuit ensued, resulting in the capture of a 27-year-old male suspect identified as Ifakachukwu Igwala from Kwale in Ndokwa-West Local Government Area.
Upon searching the suspects’ possession, a locally fabricated Beretta pistol, two 9mm live ammunition, one locally made single barrel shotgun, and one live cartridge were uncovered. Preliminary investigations suggest that Ifakachukwu Igwala was operating in tandem with an accomplice, Kelvin, whose full surname is presently unknown and who remains at large.
Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass reassured the public that the command has implemented strategic security measures for the “ember months” and that officers and personnel are committed to maintaining peace while upholding the law with the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and professionalism.
The public was urged to promptly report any suspicious activities to the Command through Control Room Numbers 08036684974, 08125958005, 09053872287, or the PRO Office 09155570007 and 09155570008, with a guarantee of strict confidentiality for all received information.