The officers of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested a four-man armed robbery gang at AGIP Roundabout area of Port Harcourt, the state capital.
The suspects were apprehended in Toyota Corolla saloon car with registration ZBL12PT belonging to Mr Ajuluchukwu Nebuolisa, which they reportedly snatched at gunpoint on March 1, 2022 in Anambra State.
The four suspects including Chukwudi Charis, Emmanuel Sunday Thompson, Confidence Eze, and Ubong James, were arrested on April 3.
Also, four suspected cult members, who attacked officials of Petroleum Task Force at the Abonnema Wharf area of Port Harcourt, have also been arrested by the police.
The suspects include Lucky Monday Yaatee, Bala Ibrahim, Izuchukwu Eze and Okro Agu, a statement by spokesperson for the police in the state, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, said.
In a bid to chase others, who took to their heels, the police stormed some shanties where arms and ammunition including one MKIV service 80 pistol with breach number FC 01010e, one MAKAROV pistol with defaced breach number, two double-barrel locally made pistols, three single-barrel locally made pistols, one single-barrel locally made pistol, automatic pump action with breach number 00063, three Barretta pistols with defaced breach number, 27 rounds of 12 by 12 by 5MM live cartridges, 69 rounds of 60 by 84 GMP live ammunition, three revolver pistol’s magazine and one SMG magazine were recovered.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Eboka Friday, has ordered a detailed investigation into the cases with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects and ensuring that justice was served.