Police Discovered Illegal Wine Factory In Delta, Arrest Suspects

The Delta Police Command has arrested some suspects linked with the production of fake wine in their hide out, recovered one locally made Single Barrel Gun from another suspect who has been terrorising the state. 

Delta state Police commissioner of police Ari Muhammed Ali has continued to deliver on his promise for the state to be crime free, and as such, men of the command are doing everything possible by taking the battle to these criminals.

In a Press Release made available to the Newsmen by the Acting Police Public Relation Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, he said the command is working 24 hours to ensure Delta State is crime free. 

The Statement read: 

On the 16/4/21 at about 2030hrs, the commander Delta state command state anti cult unit  SP Christopher Igbaji after due intelligence gathering, mobilized operatives from SACU  on  a sting  operation with the civilian anti-cult volunteer corps and  arrested one kenneth Ajie ‘m’ of Amadaga village  and uncover an illegal factory where fake alcohol is been produced  at ovwia  in udu local government area of Delta State. 

The suspect who produces these fake wines in his house, operate without any license, according to the suspect, he sells the wine for the sum of three hundred naira (#300) per bottle and three thousand, six hundred naira (#3,600) per carton, he confessed that he bottles the wine himself, he uses bottles that has already been used and dispose, and he buys these bottles at Ten naira (#10.00) per bottle, and he also buys the cork from open market, he claims he washes the bottles himself, cork the wines himself, and sells to members of the public, according to him, he works alone and produces about one to three cartons per day.

 Exhibits recovered include bottles of the drinks suspected to be fake alcoholic wine. Case is still under investigation.

On 28/04/2021 at about 0120hrs Men of ‘A’ Division Warri received a distress call from one of the police constabulary attached to ‘B’ division Warri that four suspected armed robbery gang  in a Toyota camry (pencil light)   were operating  at ubor axis in Warri,  The DPO A Division Warri CSP T.Y. Mahmud mobilized and led anti-crime patrol team in search of the hoodlums. 

They were later sighted between ogwangwe and NPA  the police engaged them in a hot chase  to  Iyara, the hoodlums eventually abandoned the Toyota Camry Reg no. TE845 AAA, The Vehicle happens to be the same vehicle that was stolen at Ekuremu street in Warri on 22ND April 2021 belonging to a renowned journalist Felix Ekwu.

  One locally made single barrel  loaded  one live cartridge, there was few shots released  toward their escape route and it is believed that they went with bullet injuries. The DPO ‘A’ Division led men for a search party, where abandoned shoes, neck chain and phone charging cord were recovered at the escape route. Iyara vigilante and indigenes of Iyara were put on red alert to be on the lookout as well. Effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing robbers while the   vehicle has been recovered.


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