Benin - The Edo Police Commandhas arrested three armed robbery suspects along Uwa Street, in the Oredo Local Government Area of the state.
A statement signed by the Edo Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Joseph Edoigiawerie, said the trio are Samson Obi, Terry Ekokota and Esther James.
It said they were arrested by the command at their hideout, following a tip-off.
"A search conducted on them led to the recovery of two locally-made guns, two live cartridges and some charms from the suspects,’’ the statement said.
The suspected armed robbers were also said to have confessed that they were planning an operation before they were apprehended.
Meanwhile, the command has recovered one locally-made single-barrel gun, 13 live cartridges, one Army camouflage cap and three wraps of weeds, suspected to be Indian hemp.
The statement said the items were recovered from the vehicle of two fleeing suspects.
The suspects, both male, were said to have abandoned the car on sighting some officers of the command, who were on a routine patrol in the Oluku area of Benin.
"The policemen on routine patrol at Oluku were informed about the suspicious movements of two men seated in a Cordoba car with registration number AG 678 AKA,’’ Edoigiawerie said in the statement.
The state police command, while appreciating the public for providing useful information to it, however said in the statement that efforts "are in progress to fish out the fleeing suspects’’.