The Rivers State Police Command says it has arrested two armed robbery robbers while robbing victims ELEKAHIA,Port Harcourt on Saturday night 16th January 2021.
In a statement by SP Nnamdi Omoni, Spokesperson of Rivers State Police command explained that
Operatives of the Elekahia Division on 16/1/2021 at about 2200Hrs responded to a Distress call at the Elekahia Housing Estate, where two armed robbers who were robbing people and dispossessing them of their valuables were arrested.
2. The timely arrival of the Police led to the arrest of the two armed robbers who were later identified as Sergeant Ibrahim Odege attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command and one Sampson Inomoghe ‘m’ 32yrs from Nembe in Bayelsa State but resides at Rumuokwrushi in Obio/Akpor LGA.
3. The duo were arrested at the scene of crime with the following Exhibits:
Three different Handsets belonging to their Victims and one Locally made Bareta Pistol. One of the Victims, Mrs Doris Elechi identified them as those that robbed her of her Tecno Handset, which is one of the Exhibits recovered.
4. At the Station, the Suspects confessed to have carried out the robbery attacks among other revelations.
5. Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G.Mukan psc (+) has condemned the act and ordered the immediate transfer of Suspects and Exhibits to the State Criminal Investigation Department for Investigation, while appealing to the public to increase their security consciousness.
Meanwh the President of Elekahia Progressive Youth, Prince One Aholu told our correspondent on telephone that he got the report that the suspects were arrested during a robbery operation in the area by security guards and called in the Police officers from Elekahia Divisional Police Station in Port Harcourt that came in record time and arrested the suspects.
The Youth President disclosed that one of the suspects was in possession of a Nigerian Police Identity card and the Two armed robbery suspects were armed.
Mr Aholu has in the meantime commended the Police for their swift response while urging the Youth to remain calm as the matter is being investigated by the Police.
Mr Aholu urged the Police to pay more attention to Elekahia ring road and railway axis as the areas has become den of criminals.
He alleged that many of the criminals uses the railway and ringroad axis as operational base while urging the security agencies to do everything possible to rid the the spots of criminality.
We gathered that about 10:30pm on Saturday a motorcycle with two men after robbing the phones and money from two ladies at gun point attempted to rob a man who raised an alarm. The alarm attracted the attention of security men to the scene who immediately closed the gates while the estate residents gave the Armed robbers a hot chase .
The residents caught the suspects and disarmed .
It was gathered that one of them was putting on Police combat T- shirt and a Police ID card was found with on him.The suspects were later handed over to Elekahia Divisional Police headquarters .