Ogheneochuko Okumagba

DELTA – 94 commercial sex workers have been arrested and charged to court by the Nigeria Police Force, Delta State Command.

They were arrested during a raid in Ughelli, Warri and other satellite towns in the State.

Police spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, said the raid was ordered by the Deputy Commissioner of Police Operations, DCP Johnson Adenola, following reoccurring criminal activities by kidnappers, armed robbers in Ughelli, Warri and other parts of the State.

In a statement, DSP Edafe said on Monday 1st May operatives were drawn from the command’s operations department, SIB, Dragon Patrol, safer highway, raiders, CP D-Coy squad, Rapid response squad (RRS) and led by the Commander Dragon patrol, CSP Graham Imade and deployed to the affected areas.

“The Commander led raids on some identified criminal rendezvous at Evwreni, East west road, and other black spots all in Ughelli North LGA. During the operation, fifty-nine (59) male suspects, ninety-four (94) female suspected commercial sex workers were arrested.”

“The following exhibit were recovered from them; three pump action guns, one locally made cut-to-size gun, one dagger, ten (10) live cartridges, one suspected stolen unregistered toyota Venza, one unregistered Mercedes benz, one Peugeot car with registration number KJA 98 GE, nine (09) cups of loud, codeine syrup, sachets of swinol, twenty capsules of tramadol, thirty one (31) wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.”

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The DC Operations has directed that the team sustain the tempo and ensure that sanity is completely restored in the area while calling on members of the public to make available any useful information that will help the police in the fight against crime and criminality.

He reiterated that the Command is committed to its core mandate, which is protection of life and properties, among others.

Meanwhile, the police have provided the following dedicated phone lines are to the public to reach the command, as a quick response contact for any complaint or distress situation:

1. 08036684974
2. 08125958005
3. 09053872287