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Published On: Fri, Jul 13th, 2018

Armed robbers lay siege on Ozoro, Ughelli road, rob commuters at will

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Osakhare Erese, Asaba

Rampaging armed robbers continued siege on Ozoro, Ughelli road in Delta state is currently creating fear of the unknown
It was gathered that these armed robbers at gunpoint rob unsuspecting motorists including residents of the communities more often during nightfall, and had in the last three weeks allegedly made lives unbearable for their victims
Some of the victims of recent robbery incidences along the Ozoro road, have expressed fear over the rate at which money, and properties, especially phones are being stolen from them at gunpoint along the road
One of the victims, Lucky Tega,who Spoke to our reporter said “ the situation is very bad, almost every day, these robbers rob people on Ozoro road, the robbers use keke napepe to rob people, these robbers rob people with gun, I have been victim, the robbers around 7pm robbed me at gunpoint “
Another victim, Oghene Benjamin said the frequent robbery incidences along the Ozoro road had unsettled the people of the area adding “ we don’t move on the road during nightfall, it is unfortunate, and terrible, and fear of the unknown had been created, the police should please come to our aid, The road is now a danger zone for motorists including residents”.
But the commissioner of police in the state, Muhammad Mustafa who confirmed complaints and reports of frequent robbery incidences along the Ozoro road to our reporter, said “ we have received several reports on Ozoro road frequent robbery, we are very committed to the protection of lives, and properties, we have set up plain clothes officers that will bring to book the thieves, we have arrested over six suspects last week, and they are currently helping us for further investigation, Ozoro, Ughelli, Kwale are robbery flash points, and we will bring the hoodlums to book “
The police Boss however commended some Okada riders in Oleh, Ozoro communities who more often give useful information to the police with a view to arresting to ugly situation including bringing the hoodlums to book, disclosing that some robbery suspects were last week chased away by good Okader riders as the robbers were arrested, and handed over to the police
He said that the police will leave no stones unturned to ensure that hoodlums, kidnappers including criminals are chased out of the state, and warned that the police will deal rootless with those who aid and abet criminals

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