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Juliana Francis

The Delta State Police Command has arrested 32-year-old Emeka Okorie for allegedly stealing a parked truck loaded with 840 crates of Lager Beer.

According to State Police spokesman, Bright Edafe, the truck was stolen in Enugu State, tracked and recovered in Delta State.

The Police also said that it recovered a locally made cut-to-size gun from Okorie.

Edafe explained that on the 17th of May 2024, at about 5:am operatives from B’ Division Asaba while performing stop and search duty along Benin-Asaba Expressway acting on a tip-off intercepted a diesel truck with registration NO: ENU 564 ZU,  loaded with 840 crates of life Lager Beer, the truck was driven on the 15th of May, by one Collins Ogbodo Ude, a driver with Lumie Haulage Breweries Company, Enugu.

Edafe added: “The truck was stolen from where parked at Umuasea Bus Stop in Udi Local Government Area Enugu State. With the aid of technically driven intelligence, the truck was located in Delta State and intercepted by operatives of the ‘B’ division.

“One male suspect Emeka Okorie was arrested while two other suspects escaped. Upon search of the truck, one cut-to-size locally made double barrel pistol and four live cartridges were recovered. Efforts to arrest the fleeing suspect are ongoing.”

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