September 22, 2023

Police nab 5 robbery suspects in Imo, recover dangerous weapons, others


Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested five notorious armed robbery suspects who have masterminded various armed robbery incidents within Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo State.

The Imo State Command Spokesman, Henry Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement he made available to DAILY POST in Owerri, said, acting on diligently gathered credible intelligence, operatives of the Command’s Tactical Team on June 16, 2023, at about 1630 hours, arrested five notorious armed robbery suspects.

The police also said In the course of the investigation, the suspects volunteered statements confessing that they had masterminded various armed robbery incidents within Owerri West LGA, where two locally made pistols, rounds of live cartridges, numerous handsets, and other incriminating items were recovered after a thorough search.

Okoye gave the names of the suspects to include; David Christopher ‘m’ 19, Sheriff Abraham ‘m’ 19, Emmanuel Akala ‘m’ 27, all of Nasarawa State, Sanusi Umar ‘m’ 22 and Mohammed Ashiru 20, both of Kano State.

The police added that efforts were in top gear to arrest other members of the syndicate at large, assuring that the suspects would be arraigned in court upon completion of a discreet investigation.

The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, assured Imolites of the command’s unwavering commitment to ensuring that all criminal-minded elements are adequately flushed out of the state and beckoned on the well-meaning residents of the state to join hands with the police and other security agencies in the onslaught against all forms of criminality in the state.

“In case of emergencies, the command can be reached via 08034773600 or 08098880197,” the police said.

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