WARRI – The Delta State Police Command says that two suspected internet fraudsters are currently cooling their feet in police custody following his arrest on the 8/01/2022 .
A statement signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Bright Edafe, and made available to newsmen in Warri, said,
“About 2230hrs, Patrol team from Eagle Net Special Squad while on stop and search duty at Maryam Babangida Junction in Asaba, intercepted a Toyota Camry car, black in colour with Reg. No. ABH 911 GW with two male occupants namely Daniel Anikpe “M” age 27Yrs and Chikeluba James Ani “M” age 27Yrs both residing at Ulo line shop off Asaba –Ibusa road.
“After a painstaking search was conducted on the suspects and the vehicle, one locally made double barrel pistol, three live cartridges, one jack knife, two wraps of substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The statement said, other items recoved included ,one Samsung Galaxy, one Iphone, two black berets, a driver’s license, one GT bank ATM card, one hand chain and five finger rings were recovered.
According to the PPRP, Investigation later revealed that suspects are into internet fraud and one of the Suspects , Daniel Anikpe admitted that he got the gun about eight months ago from his friend named Tata (surname unknown) who is currently in Ogwashi-uku prison for an offence of armed robbery.
“He also stated that he bought the gun at a cost of twenty-five thousand naira(#25,000). He said in the course of his Cyber crime activities, issues bordering on sharing formula usually emanates with his partners in crime, hence he bought the gun to exert revenge on whoever tries to swindle him of his ill gotten money. Investigation is ongoing.” The statement said.