In what appeared to be a harvest of criminals on Thursday in Asaba, the Delta State Police Command paraded no fewer than 110 suspected hoodlum.
According to the Police, the suspected hoodlums are ranging from armed robbers, rapists, murders and cultists with 682 ammunition, tricycles and vehicles recovered.
Mr Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa, the police commissioner revealed this while addressing Journalists in the state.
While thanking the collaborative efforts of various vigilante groups and men of the police force for making it possible to arrest the suspects at various locations, he noted the arrest of a jail break escapee who claimed to be prophet and allegedly defiled eight year old girl in Benin City, Edo State
Inuwa assured of his commitment to eradicating such crimes, particularly in communities where cultism at present thrive and the alleged killings of innocent persons by various cult groups operating in the state and neighbouring states
He said” Since the Command has been confronted with the challenges of enforcing and ensuring compliance with regulations and measures put in place by the Federal State Governments, aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19 and the mitigation of its impact in the state.
“The domino effect of the recent# ENDSARS protests which was hijacked by hoodlums and turned violent had a devastating impact on the general security of life and properties, and also the spike in crimes and criminality associated with Ember months was added headache.
“The proactive and reactive crime preventive mechanisms of the command paid off with the arrest of many robberies and kidnapping attempts were foiled through visibility patrols and prompt response to distress calls.”