Police Operatives Arrest Eight Suspected Robbers, Cultists In Rivers

Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a suspected four-man armed robbery syndicate and recovered a Toyota Corolla saloon car, that was snatched at gunpoint on April 1, 2022 in Anambra State.
This is as operatives of the Rivers State Police Command arrested four suspected members of a cult group, who attacked officials of the of Petroleum Task Force, around the Abonnema Wharf area of Port Harcourt, the state capital.
Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko, in a statement made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday, said the suspected armed robbers will be transferred to Anambra State where the crime was committed.
The statement reads in part: “Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command, while responding to a distress call on 4th March 2022 at Abonnema Wharf where miscreants were attacking officials of Petroleum Task Force, arrested four suspects namely; Lucky Monday Yaatee ‘m’ aged 22years, Bala Ibrahim ‘m’ aged 20 years, Izuchukwu Eze ‘m’ aged 39years and Okoro Agu ‘m’ aged 51 years.
“In a bid to chase others who took to their heels, the Police stormed some shanties where the following arms and ammunition were recovered; one MKIV Service 80 pistol with breach number FC 01010e, one MAKAROV pistol with defaced breach number and two double-barrel locally made pistols.
Also recovered are three single-barrel locally made pistols, one-shot single barrel locally-made pistol, automatic pump action with breach number 00063, three Barretta pistols with defaced breach number, 27 rounds of 12 by 12 by 5mm live cartridges, sixty nine rounds of 60 by 84 GMP live ammunition, three revolver pistol’s magazine and one SMG magazine.
“The Commissioner of Police has ordered detailed investigation into the case, with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects. The outcome of the investigation will be made public.
“In a similar feat, on 3rd April 2022, Operatives of this Command arrested a-four man syndicate at AGIP roundabout Port Harcourt, in a light green Toyota Corolla saloon car, with registration No. ZBL 12 PT, property of Mr. Ajuluchukwu Nebuolisa, reportedly snatched at gunpoint on 01/03/2022 in Anambra State.
“The four suspects namely; Chukwudi Charis ‘m’ aged 38 years, Emmanuel Sunday Thompson ‘m’ aged 32 years, Confidence Eze ‘m’ aged 37 years, and Ubong James ‘m’ aged 39 years are already helping the Police in the investigation.
“They will be transferred to Anambra State where the offence was committed.
“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Eboka Friday hereby warns all criminal elements to turn a new leaf or face the full wrought of the law.”
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