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Delta Police arrest alleged serial murderer, recover guns


Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested an alleged serial murderer, CharlesDebi-Abate, at Oghara, Ethiope West Local Government Area.

This was made known in a statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, which was shared on the state command’s Twitter handle on Thursday.

A GLK Benz SUV, two English pump action guns, and 20 live cartridges were recovered from the suspect.

The statement partly read, “Following the reported murder of one Destiny Idi, ‘m’ aged 27 years of Ovade Community at Ovie Road Ogharafe on 5/8/2023 by some suspected cultists. The Commissioner of Police CP Wale Abass Psc directed the recently deployed DPO Oghara CSP Olasunkanmi Musiliu to unravel what led to the death of the young man and arrested the perpetrators.

“The DPO led policemen attached the Division’s surveillance Anti-crime patrol team and embarked on a discreet investigation, trailed the mastermind of the act, and at about 1335hrs on the same day while acting on an eyewitness account of the murder of the victim, the team stormed one hotel in Oghara(name withheld) and arrested one CharlesDebi-Abate ‘m’ age 39yrs, a member Aro Bagger confraternity and a native of Oghara but resident in mosagar over his involvement in the murder.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the said suspect was part of the syndicate that murdered one Onyekachi Chibuzor A.K.A “ODOGWU” ‘M’ aged 42yrs on 28/7/2023 and also stated that he has been involved in numerous cult-related attacks on perceived opponents in Oghara.

“The suspects, though denied being part of the gang that murdered the said Solomon Idi, mentioned the duo of Onyeka and Paul (both surnames unknown) as those responsible for the murder.”

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