Operatives of Delta State Police Command have arrested a 27-year-old man, Paul Ogilo, for allegedly stabbing Twere Shipiode (29) to death.

The incident occurred at Otu-Jeremi community in Ughelli South Local Government Area of the state.

Also arrested were 20 suspected cultists while several items, including a fabricated wooden gun, were recovered from them.

Disclosing this on Friday, January 14, 2022, the command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, said that the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Otu-Jeremi Division received a distress call on Wednesday, January 12, at about 9pm, about a man who was stabbed to death.

This made the DPO to lead police patrol teams to the scene where the lifeless body of the man was seen in blood and the house deserted.

Findings by police officers revealed that there was an altercation between Shipiode and Ogilo.

“Upon an intelligence-led investigation, 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,” the PPRO said.

The suspect, who confessed to committing the act when interrogated, stated that a fight ensued between him and the deceased when he saw him in his house and accused him of attempting to defile his daughter.

Ogilo confirmed that it was during the fight that he used the kitchen knife to stab the victim in the neck.

Also, on January 12, at about 2:48am, police operatives attached to the Command Raiders Unit, raided a black spot at Ogarafe, Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area, during which 20 suspected cultists were arrested and a fabricated wooden gun, 648 wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, one used female underwear, various charms, a knife, 16 bottles of codeine, 10 packs of razlers, one grinder used in grinding weeds and the sum of N69,000 were recovered.

The PPRO stated further that the state Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, had mandated all Area Commanders, DPOs and Tactical Commanders to sustain the tempo of security and ensure that continuous raids of black spots within their areas of responsibility.

“The CP also urges parents and guardians to caution their wards to desist from buying, selling or taking hard drugs, as whoever is caught will be arrested and prosecuted,” Edafe added.

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