Edo State Police Command has arrested four armed robbery suspects in South Ibie, Agbede, the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.
In a statement, on Monday, by the state command spokesperson, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the suspects were apprehended, on Sunday, at their residence behind Wonder City, South Ibie, Edo State.
He said, “Edo Police Command, on Sunday, November 20, 2022, arrested four suspects over armed robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm, one cut-to-size locally made pistol, 10 android phones and a motorcycle with Reg.No GDE 222-VC.
“The arrested suspects are Umar Sanusi (28 years), Saviour Sunday (23 years), Edeh Samuel (18 years) and Ede Monday (23 years). They all reside behind Wonder City, South Ibie, Edo State.
“The arrest was made possible following a well-laid ambush by the Divisional Police Officer, Agbede and his men alongside the local Vigilante which resulted in the arrest of the first suspect, one Umar Sanusi as he was riding a motorcycle with another suspect, one Boniface Junior currently on the run.
“Investigation revealed that the motorcycle, with Reg/NO GDE-222-VC, was earlier robbed from the owner, one Abdullahi Nufu at gunpoint behind Wonder City.
“A search warrant executed on the premises of the suspects led to the recovery of the cut-to-size locally made pistol, the android phones and the arrest of the three other suspects,” he added.
According to Nwabuzor, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a speedy investigation and prosecution of the case
The CP also charged the relevant investigators and the surveillance unit of the Command to ensure that the fleeing suspect, Boniface Junior is arrested and brought to book as soon as possible.