The Imo State Police Command has arrested two armed robbery suspects, Mr. Darlington Ogubike, aged 36 and Mr. Ihuoma Emeriole, aged 25 , both from Umuevu Onitsha in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo state, for armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearms.
In a press release from the State Command, through the Command’s, Police Public Relations Officer, CSP. Mike Abattam, disclosed that on “the 14th of July 2021 at about 17:30 hours based on credible information, a gang of armed robbers that have been terrorising Mbaise and its environs were sighted at Umuevu Onitsha Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA in Imo State.
The command tactical teams mobilised and raided the criminal hideout where Darlington Ogubike and Ihuoma Emeriole both of Umuevu Onitsha Ezinihitte Mbaise LGA were arrested”.
He further stated that, two English made authomatic Pump Action Guns, with seven rounds of live cartridges and two locally made Pistols were recovered from them, adding that, the suspects are presently undergoing interrogation and have made useful statements that will aid the police to arrest other suspects.
The Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, however commended the officers and men for their proactiveness, and thanked residents and citizens of the state for their commendable synergy with the police, especially in the provision of credible information that has enable smart policing and interception of criminal elements easier and warned that, all criminals should relocate from the state or face severe sanction.
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