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Police arrest four suspected armed robbers in Edo

Police arrest four suspected armed robbers in Edo

The Edo State Police Command has arrested four armed robbery suspects in South Ibie, Agbede, the Etsako West Local Government Area of ​​the state.

Command Spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed in a statement on Monday, November 21, 2022, said the suspects were arrested at their residence behind Wonder City in South Ibie in the area of Etsako West local government.

“Edo Police Command on Sunday, November 20, 2022, arrested four suspects for armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm, a locally made custom-cut gun, 10 Android phones and of a motorcycle with Reg.No GDE 222-VC,” the statement read.

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

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

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

“A search warrant executed at the suspects’ premises resulted in the recovery of the locally made cut-up gun, android phones and the arrest of the three other suspects,” it added.

According to Nwabuzor, Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for prompt investigation and prosecution of the case.

The CP has also instructed the competent investigators and the Command’s surveillance unit to ensure that the fugitive suspect, Boniface Junior is arrested and charged as soon as possible.

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