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Police arrest two for bank robbery in Rivers

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Police arrest two for bank robbery in Rivers Published By: Paul Dada

The Rivers Police Command says it has arrested two persons allegedly notorious for stealing motorcycles and robbing bank customers of their money.

The suspects, Ikenna Obiko, 30 and Isichukwu Eneji, 24; police said, were arrested at Olu Obasanjo area of Port Harcourt while riding a motorcycle.

According to the police,  the suspects confessed to have specialised in robbing victims of their money and property inside parked cars using master keys.

They also confessed to stealing parked motorcycles and robbing bank customers of their money after withdrawal at banks and ATM points.

The Public Relations Officer for the River State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, said the the suspects had already stolen three motorcycles in 2024.

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She said: “Two of the motorcycles were stolen from where their owners parked them along Choba Road and Eliozu respectively.

“Both suspects, now in police custody at the Borokiri Police Station, hail from Oguta in Imo State. While Ikenna is married to a wife and two children, Isichukwu has a wife and three children.

“Police investigations show that the suspects both relocated to Port Harcourt last year following the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) crisis in Imo State and other parts of the South East.

“While Ikenna said he was lured into crime by one of his community leaders (now deceased), Isichukwu said his late uncle tutored him in the act of robbery”.