Two arrested for armed robbery on 2nd Niger Bridge


The two robbery suspects arrested while dispossessing people of their valuables on the recently inaugurated 2nd Niger Bridge.

By Francis Onyeukwu

Two suspects have been arrested by operatives of Anambra Police Command while dispossessing unsuspecting citizens of their valuables on the recently inaugurated 2nd Niger Bridge.

The two suspects were arrested by the police team on surveillance patrol on the Bridge.

According to a statement by Anambra Police spokesperson, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the robbery suspects were apprehended as they were about to steal expansion joints near the Obosi end of the bridge.

In the statement which was issued to journalists in Awka on Monday Ikenga, said one of the suspects hails from Enugu State and the other from Ebonyi State.

The PPRO said when searched, two daggers and five sim cards removed from previously stolen phones, were recovered from the suspects, aged between 20 and 22 years.

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He added that the Covert Police Team monitored the gang and swooped on them, arresting two of the gangsters while others fled.

Ikenga added that the suspects are now helping police in further investigations.

Ikenga quoted the Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, to have commended the Police Team for its vigilance and courage in confronting the gang.

He stated that the CP had directed the owners of the recovered sim cards be located with a view to assembling evidence for successful prosecution of the arrested suspects.

There have been reports of robbery and stealing of materials used to construct the second Niger Bridge, leading to the deployment of a police patrol team to the area by the Anambra Command.

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