CHINEDU WOSU. Yenagoa
Bayelsa State Police Command on Thursday arrested and paraded 28 armed robbers’ suspects, three Kidnappers and numerous cultists across the communities of the state.
The command also arrested a footballer attached to Bayelsa United Feeders Team; one Emmanuel Tibofa for robbing Swali market traders in Yenagoa, the command said the suspect is also a member of Greenlander cult group in the state.
Parading the suspects in the state Police Command, Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba said the suspects are gangs of cultists, armed robbers and kidnappers that are terrorizing the state.
The criminal suspects, Amba said, were arrested at various locations in the state as most of the suspects were known for robbing bank customers, Keke riders and residents of the city.
The command, Amba said, made a success in the month of May for arresting two notorious criminal gangs who specialized in raiding Corp members lodge and disposed Youth members of their valuable items ranging from handsets, laptops and cash
Amba insisted that ‘Bayelsa state has no room for armed robbers, kidnappers and cultists and vowed that night lives would soon return to the city’
On the arrest of the Footballer, Amba said, he was arrested at Swali market while robbing traders of cash and other personal belongings.
According to Amba, Emmanuel Tibofa was arrested after robbing a trader with a locally made pistol in his possessions as other of his gangs escaped to the tin air.
‘Our re strategic in fighting crimes and criminalities in the state is paying off over the months as we have made success in apprehending 28 armed robbers, 3 notorious kidnappers and other cultist groups terrorizing the state’, Amba said.
Hear Amba, ‘We want to ensure that the Inspector General of Police directives to make kidnapping un lucrative business inn the state.
The command, CP said, equally foiled an armed robbery attempt to rob a bank customer the sum of one Hundred and Fifty Thousand naira, N150,000 inside a Tricycle motor bike along Yenagoa road on Thursday morning.
The police also arrested one Abas Mohammed a notorious armed robber for snatching the sum of N38,500 from a woman who withdraw money from a bank
The Police Commissioner also said, all the kidnapped victims by the kidnappers were rescued by his gallant team as the command is going to unleashed all its efforts towards marking kidnapping an un rewarding business
Amba further said, ‘We equally recovered various stolen items from these robbers and cultists such as six locally made pistols, 16 live cartridges, one battle axe, one Toyota Camry car and one 9mm live Ammunitions from the suspects,’
Hear Amba, Bayelsa is not under siege, Bayelsa state is a peaceful state, there is no security gap in the state and promised that soon night life would soon return to the state capital.
He assured the public that the suspects would be charged to court and prosecuted after thorough investigations.
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