On 11th of April, 2024 at about 4pm, following information from one man (name withheld) of Abuja Road DSC Township Oruwhorun that his Toyota Corolla Saloon Car was stolen from where it was parked in Oruwhorun and that the said car was sighted along Eku/Warri road by Oha Junction in Okpe LGA.

Sequel to the tip-off, DPO Orerokpe CSP Paul Oboware swiftly mobilized patrol teams alongside members of Oha community vigilantes and gave the suspects a hot chase to Army checkpoint at Orerokpe Junction and double-crossed the vehicle.

Consequently, one 47-year-old man, Dickson Omage of Post Office Road Effurun Warri was arrested, the vehicle was recovered, and a master key which the suspects used to carry out his nefarious activities was also recovered.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect and his gang are notorious for stealing cars from where they are parked both in the daytime and at night. Further investigation and interrogation of the suspect led to the arrest of two other suspects; Samson Ekwunwa, age 40 years and Kanebi Michael, age 39 years in Benin City on 19th April, 2924. The two suspects specialize in removing old chassis numbers and engine numbers and replacing them with new ones before putting the vehicles for sale and equally demobilizing vehicles with car trackers. A total of twelve (12) suspected stolen vehicles were recovered from Benin City and Warri respectively.

Investigation is still an ongoing effort to arrest other fleeing members of the gang is on top gear.