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Two robbery suspects arrested in Delta

24 October 2014, 21:26

Asaba - The Police Command in Delta on Friday said it had arrested two armed robbery suspects on Oronigbe-Umutu road.

The spokesperson of the command, DSP Celestina Kalu, disclosed this in a statement in Asaba.

She said the culprits were caught in an Audi saloon car with a cache of arms and ammunition.

"On Oct. 23, 2014, at about 7:30 p.m., operatives of Dragon Patrol Team 06 covering Orenigbe/Umutu, while on patrol, intercepted one suspected Audi sallon car with Reg. No. USL 05 XB.

"The car was driven by one, Ibiang Ofem, 33 and a passenger, Sunday England, 20, who were promptly arrested following the discovery of arms and ammunition in the car.

Also read: Two robbery suspects arrested in Gombe

She said an English-made Automatic Pump Action rifle and a locally-made single barrel gun were recovered.

Other items recovered from the vehicle, the spokesman said, include 47 live cartridges, one big sharp-pointed iron bar, an acer laptop and seven cell phones.

She said N8 850 as well as two and half gallons of sealed engine oil were recovered from the suspects.

Kalu said that preliminary investigation had revealed that the hoodlums robbed Olihe Filling Station in the area the previous night.

-  NAN


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