Police Arrest Two Notorious Robbery Suspects In Enugu

Police Arrest Two Notorious Robbery Suspects In Enugu
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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested two notorious armed robbery suspects at a hotel located around New Haven axis of the state.

A statement issued on Wednesday from the Command revealed that the suspects were nabbed on October 24, following intelligence information received by the police.

The statement read: “It was gathered that suspects had allegedly operated in the late night of 23/10/17 at Abakpa Nike axis of the state where they robbed and ransacked their victims of some valuable items which include flat screen television sets and some amount of money, as well as handsets and, thereafter, escaped to avoid being nabbed just as security operatives were already alerted through the Command’s distress call numbers.

“It was further gathered that the hoodlums left Abakpa and headed to a hotel at New Haven from where they were taking refuge before the operatives acting on intelligence information swooped on them and arrested them.

“The suspects, who gave their names as one Chika Ezenwa and Emmanuel Sunday, are helping the operatives in their investigations in relation to their nefarious activities within Abakpa and its environs.”

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Danmallam Mohammed, commended the efforts of the operatives to arrest the suspects.

He also assured residents that the Command in partnership with the sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders would stop at nothing at ensuring their safety.

Mr Mohammed urged them to always cooperate with the security agencies and reminded them to promptly use the Command’s distress lines and social media platforms to engage the police.

Nearly $2m Carted Away In South African Airport Heist

KenyaSome robbery suspects on Tuesday made away with nearly two million dollars in cash from the O.R. Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa in a daring heist.

Although details of the incident are still unclear, reports said a gang broke into an airplane and stole the cash.

Spokesman for the Priority Crimes Unit, The Hawks, said a high level probe has been launched, but won’t confirm some bits of information making the rounds just yet.

These include the allegation that a Police vehicle was used in the robbery.

In 2006, a similar heist involving a current value of about 7.6 million dollars was recorded.

After a trial which lasted for six years, it was discovered that the gang colluded with airport security operatives.

Police Gun Down Four Robbery Suspects In Kaduna

Police, Kaduna, Robbery Suspects, RobbersFour robbery suspects have died during a shootout with operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command.

The incident, according to the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Agyole Abeh, occurred on Monday afternoon around Jere area in Kagarko Local Government Area of the state in northwest Nigeria.

Mr Abeh said the suspects were on their way for a robbery operation before the police intercepted them.

He said the feat was made following intelligence information that the suspected robbers were on their way for an operation.

The Police Commission also disclosed that operatives of the command arrested a dismissed police officer who has been terrorising residents of the state capital in the name of the command.

He added that members of another robbery gang, who specialise in shop theft and car snatching, were also apprehended by his men in different parts of the state.

Items recovered from the suspects include 10 AK 47 rifles, live ammunition, a stolen Toyota Camry vehicle, a police uniform and stolen clothes and jewelleries.

Mr Abeh further assured the residents of water-tight security across the state ahead of the planned diversion of the Abuja bound passengers to the Kaduna International Airport which had been scheduled to take effect from March 8.

One of the suspects, who claimed to have been dismissed from the police since 2015 for alleged involvement in some criminal acts, confessed to the crime.

He told reporters that he had been impersonating as a police officer in order to earn a living.

RRS Nabs Five In-Traffic Robbers In Lagos

RRS Nabs Five In-Traffic Robbers In LagosThe Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested five robbery suspects in different parts of the metropolis as its onslaught on in-traffic robbers by the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) continues yielding results.

The suspects were apprehended during a special raid by the RRS operatives on robbers who were attacking and dispossessing members of the public of their valuables in traffic.

The suspects, Oyeleke Abdullah (24), Olajide Dipo (17), Saheed Alayande (17), Azeez Yusuph (21) and Oyeniwa Wasiu (18) were nabbed in Victoria Island, Ojodu Berger, Oshodi, Obalende and Ilubirin around the state.

RRS investigator revealed that before the arrest, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, had directed the RRS Commander to deploy more operatives to Ojodu Berger, Lekki and Oshodi in order to ensure ‘Ember’ month free crime.

It was gathered that some operatives of the RRS’s Decoy Team, in arresting one of the suspects, Azeez Yusuph, pretended to have had a broken down car under the Ilubirin Bridge around 4:23AM.

“It was very early in the morning when an undercover policeman pretended as if his vehicle broke down on the bridge while some of his colleagues hid somewhere to ambush the robbers who would come and harass the lone occupant of the vehicle…. The suspect showed up few minutes trying to collect handset and money from him, that was when we arrested him,” the source said.

He hinted that the operatives also got complaints from members of the public on RRS social media platforms about the activities of miscreants on road users with broken down vehicle in Ilubirin.

Abdullahi confessed to interrogators “I was trying to make ends meet by snatching valuables of stranded drivers on the bridge,” adding that he sleeps underneath the bridge along with his colleagues.

In his confessional statement to interrogators, another suspect, Oyeleke Abdullah, a danfo driver revealed, “I snatched a Zeltel phone from a passenger around 9:00PM on Saturday…. There was traffic entering Lagos on Saturday at Berger, I decided to use that opportunity to snatch handset and other valuables from commuters. My colleague and I do this whenever we need money.”

Another suspect, Saheed Alayande, who was arrested in Oshodi disclosed that he was a bus conductor in Oshodi. “Whenever I am not doing that, I carry load and wares for people with my friend. It was here that I stole the phone that I was caught with before I was arrested.”

Confirming the development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmos, said that the Command was on high alert to curb social miscreants who exploit traffic situations in the metropolis to dispossess Lagosians of their valuables on the road.

The suspects have been transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Yaba, for further investigation.

Police Parade Men Suspected To Have Robbed Ogenyi Onazi’s Father

robbery suspects, Ogenyi Onazi, Lagos PoliceThe Lagos State Police Command on Thursday paraded five suspects arrested in connection with the robbery of one Wilson Obande Onazi who is the  father of Super Eagles player, Ogenyi Onazi, on Monday, September 12, 2016.

They were arrested at Shobiri Hotel, Ajangbadi area of the state at about 7pm on Wednesday Sept. 14, while they were trying to dispose of the Toyota Highlander SUV with Reg. No. GMU 300 AA which they snatched from the victim.

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The recovered SUV

The Commissioner of Police, CP Fatai Owoseni, while parading the suspects, said that the Nigeria Police Force under the Inspector General of Police, IGP I.K. Idris is well more positioned and poised to ensure that criminal elements, no matter where they commit crimes are pursued and apprehended.

He said that the suspects would be transferred to Plateau State for further investigation and prosecution.

The suspects arrested are:

(1) Ali Adamu aged 20 years of No. 11 perverge Street, Gboko, Benue State

(2) Ogechukwu Ebuka aged 20 years of No. 2 Kampala Rukuba Road, Jos, Plateau State

(3) Joseph Ozoenieke aged 20 years of no fixed address

(4) Kingsley David aged 20 years of No. 16 Polo Field opposite, NEPA, Jos, Plateau State and

(5). Osita Ezeama aged 23 years of no fixed address.