4 theft suspects – Yahaya Musa, Isah Ismaila, Osas Amas and Nathaniel Omozebagua – who’re mentioned to be terrorising Edo Central have been arrested by males of the state police command.
The suspects who specialised in snatching automobiles and robbing outlets had been arrested just a few days after one among their operations in Uromi.
The suspects had been mentioned to have stormed a store within the city the place they robbed the operator of N5.2 million. However the proprietor of the store used his automobile to chase the armed males who got here on bikes and knocked them down. Two suspects escaped unharmed whereas one among them sustained extreme accidents.
The police, nevertheless, travelled to Enugu State to arrest one of many gang members whereas one other was arrested in a hospital in Benin, the place he was receiving remedy for the harm he sustained. The opposite suspects had been arrested in Ekpoma.
The proprietor of the POS store, who pleaded anonymity mentioned, “The armed males ordered me to give up my cash and cellphones, which l did. However I had the braveness to make use of my automobile to chase after them, the place l knocked one among them down as a result of they used a motorbike. I need the police to assist me recuperate my cash.”
One of many suspects mentioned, “I introduced the weapons we used from Idah in Kogi State. We often plan our armed theft operations in Uromi. All of us have robbed in other places earlier than.”
One other suspect famous, “I used to be arrested for kidnapping in 2016 and spent three years in jail earlier than I used to be launched as a result of the complainant didn’t come to courtroom once more. After my launch, l have participated in 4 robberies in Esan land.”
Edo State Public Relations Officer, SP Bello Kontongs, assured the those that the suspects could be profiled and charged to courtroom quickly.
“l can guarantee you that Edo State will proceed to stay uncomfortable for criminals to function,” he mentioned.