A man who stabbed to death a 29-year-old man at Otu-Jeremi community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State has been arrested by the police.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, by a team of policemen led by the Divisional Police Officer Otu-Jeremi Division in response to a distress call about the incident Otu-Jeremi community.
A statement by the spokesperson for the Delta State Police Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said the suspect, Paul Ogilo, age 26years, stabbed the deceased, Twere Shipiode, aged 29years, with a kitchen knife on his neck during a fight.
According to the statement, “the suspect was trailed to an uncompleted building in Otu-Jeremi where he was seen with a kitchen knife suspected to have been used in committing the crime and he was immediately arrested.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted committing the dastardly act. He further stated that a fight ensued between him and the deceased after the deceased found him in his house and that the deceased accused him of attempting to defile his daughter.
Also, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, Police operatives attached to the Command Raiders unit, raided a black spot at Ogarafe, Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area.
During the raid, twenty suspected cultists were arrested and a fabricated wooden gun, six hundred and forty-eight wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, one used female pant, various charms, one Knife, sixteen bottles of codeine, ten packs of razlers, one Grinder used in grinding weeds and the sum of sixty-nine thousand (#69,000) were recovered.
According to the police statement, the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, has mandated all Area Commanders, DPOS, Tactical Commanders to sustain this tempo and ensure that continuous raids of black spots are carried out within their area of responsibilities.
The CP also urged parents and guardians to caution their wards to desist from buying, selling or taking hard drugs as whosoever is caught will be arrested and prosecuted.