The state police command has arrested Yahaya Samaila, 23, and Saminu Abubakar, 24, both from Kware local government area of Sokoto state for alleged robberies incidents.
The command’s spokesperson, Micheal Abattam, who paraded the suspects on Wednesday disclosed that the suspects had been”terrorising” residents of Avu in the Owerri West LGA of the state.
Abattam, said that the operatives of the command raided a hideout of criminal and arrested the due and recovered exhibits.
He listed the item recovered as exhibits as one Locally made double barrel pistol, a bunch of master keys; a parcel of substance suspected to be Indian hemp, a female bag containing jewelries and
Other exhibits are a language translator,t three Tecno phones, two Itel phones, one H-Mobile phone, two Wrist Watches, two Small Speakers, two Sunglasses, two Touch Lights, camera flash, a sum of N40,285.00, assorted Charms, two pairs of Scissors,10 Nose Mask and foil Paper.
Part of the Abattam’s statement read “sequel to the mandate of the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, psc(+) to the Command’s tactical teams to raid all criminal enclaves not excluding uncompleted buildings, motor parks, brothels Indian hemp joints and moribund school buildings, to eradicate all crimes and criminalities with the aim of sustaining the already improved security situation in the state.
“Aligning with the Commissioner of Police directives, the Command’s Tactical Teams, raided a criminal hideout at Avu in Owerri West LGA of Imo State and arrested one Yahaya Samaila ‘m’ aged 23 years and Saminu Abubakar ‘m’ aged 24 years both of Kware local government area of Sokoto State while others escaped.
“In the course of interrogation, it was revealed that they have been the ones terrorizing innocent citizens resident within Ama – Hausa Extension area at Avu in Owerri West LGA of Imo State. They both made useful statements confessing using the recovered bunch of master keys in stealing vehicles parked in parks and also to unlock people’s shops and steal their wares mostly at nights.
“Investigation is ongoing and efforts are on top gear to arrest the other suspects that took to their heels on sighting the police operatives.
“However, as soon as investigation is concluded the suspects will be charge to court.”
Source: Chidiebube Okeoma
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