Police arrest three armed robbers in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it arrested three members of a robbery syndicate terrorising the Ikot Abasi village in the state.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Timfon John, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Saturday.

According to John, the suspects were arrested around 2 pm on July 1 after they allegedly robbed a resident of some belongings.

He said, “The command, in its intensified effort on July 1, 2024, at about 02:00hrs, arrested three members of an armed robbery syndicate, namely, John Okon Anta ‘m’ Michael Osudua ‘m’ and Inyene Joseph Edet ‘m’ who allegedly attacked and robbed one man (name withheld) on gunpoint and carted away his QLINK Motorcycle, phones, power bank charger.

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“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects had earlier robbed two houses at Afaha Ikot Abasi Village and carted away cell phones and other valuable items.”

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While noting that the suspects had confessed to the crime, John noted that an exhibit, a locally-made pistol, was recovered from the suspects.

He noted that the command had intensified its efforts to arrest other fleeing members of the syndicate.

“The suspects have confessed to the commission of the crime and will be charged to court upon completion of the investigation.

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“One locally-made pistol was recovered from them. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing members of the gang,” he disclosed.

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