The Delta State Police command has said that it arrested and prosecuted over 486 suspected armed robbers and cultists in the last one year, while 31 others were arrested within one week.
This was disclosed by the police commander in the state, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, at a press briefing yesterday.
He explained that 80 per cent of the suspects were involved in kidnapping and other related act, adding that many of them confessed to the crime(s) during interrogation.
Highlighting efforts of the police in combating crime across the state, Aduba said the command is working in synergy with vigilante groups.
He further said the police command has mapped out strategies to checkmate the influx of inter-state criminals and criminality.
According to the police boss, detectives have recovered several AK 47 guns with over 3,000 ammunitions, adding, "we have our 24hour patrol. We also have commissioners of police forum, where commissioners in Edo, Anambra and Delta States meet regularly to exchange information and work out modalities to checkmate Interstate crimes."
the commissioner also said that 39 kidnapped victims were rescued, 23 stolen vehicles were recovered, while 23 robbery suspects were killed in the period under review.
He said the Police Command was doing everything possible to address problems facing the various Police Divisions in the state, disclosing 15 vandals and 161 arms were arrested and uncovered within the periods under review.