Police in Imo State have arrested 2 armed robbers in Owerri West Local Government Area and recovered several stolen items and ammunitions from them.
Police spokesman, CSP Michael Abattam, said in a statement issued in Owerri, Imo on Wednesday, that the 2 armed robbers were nabbed by police Tactical Teams after raiding a criminal hideout at Avu in Owerri West LGA of Imo State.
He gave the identities of the suspects as Yahaya Samaila ‘m’ aged 23 years and Saminu Abubakar ‘m’ aged 24 years, both natives of Kware local government area of Sokoto State.
“The Command’s Tactical Teams, raided a criminal hideout at Avu in Owerri West LGA of Imo State and arrested one Yahaya Samaila ‘m’ aged 23 years and Saminu Abubakar ‘m’ aged 24 years both of Kware local government area of Sokoto State while others escaped.
“On searching their hideout, the following items were recovered, viz: –
i. One (1) Locally made double barrel pistol;
ii. A bunch of master keys;
iii. A parcel of substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
iv. A female bag containing jewelries.
v. One Machete.
vi. A language translator.
vii. Three Tecno phones
viii. Two Itel phones
ix. One H-Mobile phone
x. Two Wrist Watches
xi. Two Small Speakers
xii. Two Sunglasses
xiii. Two Touch Lights
xiv. Camera flash.
xv. A sum of N40,285.00 (Forty thousand, Two Hundred and Eighty Five Naira only).
xvi. Assorted Charms
xvii. Two pairs of Scissors
xviii. Ten (10) Nose Masks
xix. Foil Paper
“In the course of interrogation, it was revealed that they have been the ones terrorizing innocent citizens resident within Ama – Hausa Extension area at Avu in Owerri West LGA of Imo State.
“They both made useful statements confessing using the recovered bunch of master keys in stealing vehicles parked in parks and also to unlock people’s shops and steal their wares mostly at nights.
“Investigation is ongoing and efforts are on top gear to arrest the other suspects that took to their heels on sighting the police operatives.
“However, as soon as investigation is concluded the suspects will be charge to court,” he stated.
Source: Imo State Police Command.