Police Round Up Criminal Suspects In Bayelsa

Police, Zamfara, Bayelsa

Yenagoa – The Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested three members of a five-man armed robbery gang in Yenagoa who attacked one Godwin Emeka and dispossessed him of the sum of N1 million he withdrawn from a first generation bank in the state capital.

A statement in Yenagoa on Tuesday signed the DSP Asinim Butswat, the Police Public Relations (PPRO) of the Command, said that the suspects, Douye Isoun, Kelvin Godwin and Kelvin Canus, were trailed and arrested on Monday.

Items recovered from them included one locally made pistol, one locally made single barrel gun, three machetes, one military camouflage nicker, one police camouflage cap, substances suspected to be hard drugs and a Toyota Corolla saloon car with registration number BY 800 CD.

The statement said that the suspects were undergoing interrogation and efforts had been intensified to arrest other fleeing gang members.

It said that operatives of the police command also rounded up eight other criminal suspects between 5 and 11 March at different locations in Yenagoa with several items and weapons recovered from them.

The Command picked up one Prince Loosen Elevate after he and two of his gang members, who are at large, used a tricycle with registration number KTA 371 QA to attack and rob one Emmanuel Eyemudaro.

One locally made pistol was found on Elevate when he was apprehended.

Another suspect, Monovie Abilo, “a lone armed robber”, was nabbed with a locally made pistol, after attacking one Karina George while she was making a phone call near a hospital.

His arrest was made possible by the driver of a Lexus Jeep who reportedly knocked him down while trying to escape, and a locally made revolver pistol was recovered from him.

Also, six suspects namely Gbelele Beecroft, Prince Felix Terrence, Olali David, Tony Francis, Timothy Charles and Monovie Francis, were nabbed after policemen raided a restaurant following a tip-off.

“Two locally revolver pistol and one locally made gun, seven rounds of 7mm ammunition were recovered from the suspects,” the Police Command said.

It added that two locally made cut-to-size single barrel gun, three live cartridges and one expended cartridge were recovered from a Toyota Camry with registration number TDU 826 PX abandoned by some armed robbery suspects after they were chased by a team of the Operation Doo Akpo.

The statement noted that the arrests and recovery of criminal weapons were part of the counter measures of ‘Operation Safer Bayelsa’ initiated by Don Awunah, the Commissioner of Police, to combat crime in the state.

“The Command is seeking continued support and partnership of members of the public, especially the youths, to reduce crime to the barest minimum in the state,” it added.

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Author: Igoniko Oduma