Crime rate, especially Burglary in Abraka community, Delta state, has unsettled its residents.
Investigation has revealed that in the past three weeks, Abraka Ekejeta, Egbedi,NUT road, London, Lucas road, River road, and sites one and two, are worse hit by armed robbers who rob residents of these areas at gun point, mostly during nightfall.
But the state Police Commissioner,Mr,Muhammad Mustafa who confirmed the frequent robbery and Burglary cases to DAILY POST, Said, ” We have recorded several cases of robbery and burglary in many of the quarters in Abraka, we have arrested 23 suspects, we have resolved to keep 48 hours patrol of the areas.
”We have also discovered that majority of the youths in the areas are involved the crime, we will not relent in combat of crimes, it’s our job,” adding that the arrested suspects will be charged to court on completion of investigation.
Meanwhile, some residents who spoke to DAILY POST on condition of anonymity, lamented the high rate of robbery and burglary in the areas, and called on the State Commissioner of police to beef up security in the areas,and ensure the perpetrators are brought to book.
They alleged that the fear of being attacked, maimed or their women raped, has restrained them, especially the females students from going to night classes to read ahead of their second semester examination scheduled to commence at the end of May.
They Said, “Our examination is around, and as such, we are supposed to intensify out reading activities, most of us go to school for night classes because we don’t live in Abraka, but we can’t do so now for fear of the unknown.”
Recall that recently, a 43-year-old man identified as Emmanuel Oghonovo was robbed at gun point by the rampaging robbers who after collecting from him #90,000 shot him in his legs. He was rescued by a passerby along Egbedi road during nightfall and was taken to a nearby hospital where he is currently being treated. He was said to have been returning from his place of work when he ran into the hoodlums.