Delta State police command revealed that it arrested members of a syndicate who disguised in military uniforms to perpetrate crime in Asaba, the state capital. According to the police the fake soldiers were planning to cause mayhem in the state when they were arrested. It was gathered that the state commissioner of police, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, on receiving the information deployed a combined team from the department of operations “COBRA 11” comprising operatives from Response Squad, Raiders Squad and Operations Department to embark on an intelligence raid on their hideout on Sunday.
The command’s police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe, gave the names of the arrested suspects as Mike Okon, 27, and Wilson Sunday 24 – all males and indigenes of Cross-River State, another state in the south-south Nigeria.
During the operation carried out about 4:30 p.m., around Okwe Axis of Asaba in Oshimili South Local Government Area of the state, some items were recovered including an army camouflage uniform, a pair of black jungle boot were recovered from Mike Okon, while three green berets, one black beret were recovered from Wilson.