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Armed robbers, cultists arrested in Rivers

05 January 2015, 09:01Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Rivers State Police Command has arrested 15 suspected armed robbers and cultists following a tip-off by locals. 

The state's Police Public Relations Officer, Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad, confirmed the arrests.

According to Muhammad, the arrest was part of the police's increased onslaughts on criminals to usher in year 2015.

“A team of policemen raided Prana Hotel along Oboburu road in Akabuka of ONELGA and arrested 15 suspected armed robbers and cultists who were already about to go out and carry out their nefarious act,” the statement read.

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He identified the suspects as Vincent Odum, Odinaka Amaechi Ogbugo, Chisa Peter, Emenike Ayodele, John James, Vincent Ikeguru, Atumatu Isaac.

Others are Oliver Odum, Gift Odika, Collins Georgewill, John Daniel, Uchechukwu Dimkpa, Emmanuel Solomon, Ogechi Okorobia and Obi Eze Okwu.

Police added that seven firearms were recovered from the suspects. 

He said other items recovered are 79 cartridges, four objects suspected to be explosives, two cutlasses, one military camouflage trouser, a walkie talkie radio set and assorted charms.

Muhammad said police, while wishing the people of Rivers State a happy and prosperous year, also expressed his profound appreciation to them for their uncommon support to the police particularly their efforts of volunteering credible and timely information. 

- CAJ News

- CAJ News

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