Friday, December 9, 2022

Police Apprehend Four Suspected Armed Robbers In Edo State

Four armed robbery suspects have been taken into custody by the Edo State Police Command in South Ibie, Agbede, in the state’s Etsako West Local Government Area.

According to SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s spokesperson, who made this known in a statement on Monday, November 21, 2022, the suspects were arrested at their residence in South Ibie, Etsako West Local Government Area, behind Wonder City.

“Edo Police Command, on Sunday, November 20, 2022, arrested four suspects over armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm, one cut-to-size locally made pistol, 10 android phones and a motorcycle with Reg.No GDE 222-VC,” the statement read.

“The arrested suspects are Umar Sanusi (28 years), Saviour Sunday (23 years), Edeh Samuel (18 years) and Ede Monday (23 years). They all reside behind Wonder City, South Ibie, Edo State.

“The arrest was made possible following a well-laid ambush by the Divisional Police Officer, Agbede and his men alongside the local Vigilante which resulted in the arrest of the first suspect, one Umar Sanusi as he was riding a motorcycle with another suspect, one Boniface Junior currently on the run

“Investigation revealed that the motorcycle, with Reg/NO GDE-222-VC, was earlier robbed from the owner, one Abdullahi Nufu at gunpoint behind Wonder City.

“A search warrant executed on the premises of the suspects led to the recovery of the cut-to-size locally made pistol, the android phones and the arrest of the three other suspects,” he added.

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