Five Policemen Missing In Rivers, 53 Suspects Arrested

Policemen missingThe Rivers State Police Command has announced that five policemen who along with other colleagues were ambushed in the early hours of Wednesday, May 25 at the Okujagu community, Okrika Local Government are still missing.

According to Police Public Relations Officer, DSP. Ahmad Muhammad, the policemen went to Okujagu community on a routine Police inquiry when they were ambushed by unknown gunmen.

Before they could disembark from the boat that ferried them, they were bombarded with a barrage of heavy gunfire which forced them to scamper for cover and by the time the firing ended, six policemen comprising two inspectors and four other rank and file could not be accounted for.

However, one day after the attack, Inspector Aferuan Imoukhuede, who was among the missing policemen was rescued.

The Police says string operations by the command are still on the top gear to rescue the remaining five missing policemen and 53 suspects have been arrested in connection to the incident and are presently undergoing interrogation.

The Commissioner of Police has set up a high powered investigative panel headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Investigation Department to unravel the circumstances surrounding the entire incident.

Police Vow To Clamp Down On Criminals In Rivers State

Nigeria PoliceAs part of efforts to rid Rivers State of criminal activities, the State Police Command has clamped down on suspects involved in various crimes, ranging from armed robbery, car theft to kidnapping.

The suspects were paraded at the command’s headquarters in Port Harcourt on Saturday.

Speaking to reporters during the parade, the spokesman for the Rivers State Police Command, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, reaffirmed the resolve of the police in the state to chase out criminals.

He hailed the public for supplying useful information that led to the investigation and subsequent arrest of the suspects.

One of the car theft suspects, Tope Ekundayo, claimed he was a painter doing his legitimate job when the police suddenly came to arrest him.

Another suspect, Mary Amadi, had threatened to kidnap a radio presenter of Wazobia Fm Port Harcourt but claimed it was just for the fun of it, not meaning to do so.