Police apprehend 12 suspected armed robbers, recover firearms in Bayelsa

Police apprehend 12 suspected armed robbers, recover firearms in  Bayelsa

The Police Command in Bayelsa stays it has apprehended 12 suspected armed robbers and recovered 18 firearms in addition to 20 baggage of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

The Commissioner of Police, Nkereuwem Akpan, disclosed this at a information briefing on the state police headquarters in Yenagoa on Wednesday.

Akpan mentioned the suspects had been arrested duing intelligence-driven raids on totally different felony flashpoints in the course of the COVID-19 lockdown within the state.

He mentioned that on May 9, three of the suspects, Ebi Collins, Emmanuel Benson and Monday Nweke, had been arrested whereas robbing one Peter Ebikabowei at a POS stand, reverse the Yenagoa council secretariat.

“A police officer who was on the scene to withdraw cash, suspected their motion and alerted passersby, who assisted in arresting the suspects.

“The sum of N222,000, two locally-made pistols and two expended cartridges had been recovered from the suspects.

“On 26 April, 2020, one Mrs. Eyi Timinepre, a feminine from Tungbabiri neighborhood in Sagbama LGA was robbed.

“The sum of N550,000, two Tecno telephones valued at N84,000 had been taken from her in her condo at gun level by Peremobowei Eyitimbia, 33; Johnson Etete, 22; and Prosper Awara, 20.

“The said suspects were arrested and the sum of N160,000 and one Tecno phone was recovered from Peremobowei Eyitimbia. Investigation is ongoing,” the commissioner mentioned.

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Akpan mentioned additional disclosed that on May 5, some vigilantes alongside INEC Street, Kpansia, suspected one Dominic Kingsley, searched him and recovered one locally-made pistol.

The police chief mentioned that Kingsley confessed to being a member of the Bobos cult.

“On May 22, 2020, the Safer Highway Patrol Team, alongside the East-West Road by Zarama, stopped a Toyota Sequoia jeep for a search.

“However, the driving force who wore a navy uniform zoomed off.

“The crew pursued the automobile to Glory Land Drive axis of the east-west street the place the driving force deserted the automobile and ran away.

“Upon looking out the automobile, the crew found twenty baggage loaded with weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

“Efforts have been intensified to identify the owner of the vehicle and arrest the suspect,” Akpan mentioned.

He additionally mentioned that on May 15, a three-man theft gang recognized as Lucky Eniokon, 21; David Samuel, 22; and Gift, boarded a tricycle and compelled the driving force to take them to INEC Road.

“Consequently, the armed robbers got here out of the tricycle and began robbing costumers and pedestrians at a POS stand.

“The rider of the tricycle zoomed off and alerted policemen who arrived on the scene and exchanged gunfire with the armed robbers.

“Two of the armed robbers escaped with bullet wounds, whereas Lucky Eniokon was shot on the left knee and arrested.

“A locally-made pistol and three cartridges were recovered from him,” the police chief mentioned.


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