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Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber, Street Light Vandals

By Suoyo Ekubo 

The Anti-Cultism Unit of the Rivers State Police Command, have arrested a suspected armed robber identified as Covenant Okon, Male aged 26yrs in Port Harcourt on 6th May 2023.

This was disclosed by the Police public relation officer SP Grace Iringe Koko on Tuesday 9th May 2023

The suspect was arrested while on a routine stop and search along the Polo Club by GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the suspect was driving a Mazda 323 with Reg. No. SKP 990 PM when he was arrested.

Upon search, one revolver pistol with one live ammunition was recovered from him. The suspect and exhibits are in police custody while investigation is in progress with a view to apprehending other members of his group.

In another development, Rivers State Police have arrested three street light vandals. Acting on information provided by Community leaders in Borokiri, Operatives from Borokiri Division arrested three young men, namely: Belema Aggo “M,” Michael Edet “M,” and George Itarikabo “M,” in the act of vandalizing street lights provided for the community by NDDC. Suspects and exhibits, which include eight solar panels, eight heavy duty batteries and two street lights, recovered are in Police custody, while investigation is ongoing to apprehend other members of the gang, as well as receivers of previously stolen items.

Meanwhile, residents of the state have been called upon to remain supportive, law-abiding, and vigilant and promptly report acts of crime and criminality to the nearest police station or by calling the command’s emergency hotlines on 08032003514 and 08098880134.

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