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Rivers police arrest two suspected robbers

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The Rivers State Police Command has said its men arrested two suspected robbers who specialise in stealing motorcycles and robbing bank customers of their money.

The suspects, identified as Ikenna Obiko, 30, and Isichukwu Eneji, 24 years old respectively were nabbed while riding motorcycles by operatives carrying out routine checks along the Olu Obasanjo axis of Port Harcourt.

Spokesperson of the State Police Command, Grace Iringe-Koko, disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Sunday, adding that both suspects confessed to the crimes.

Iringe-Koko added, “They specialised in robbing victims of their money and property inside parked cars using specialised keys.

“They also admitted to stealing parked motorcycles by using ignition wires to start them, as well as robbing unsuspecting bank customers of their money after withdrawal at banks and ATM centres.

“The two robbery suspects were recently involved in a robbery case involving an Indomie Noodles vehicle where they took N100,000 from the driver.

“Police investigations confirmed that the two suspects had, within this year, stolen three motorcycles, one of which is now at the Borokiri Police Station in Port Harcourt. Two of the motorcycles were stolen from where their owners parked them along Choba Road and Eliozu in Obio/Akpo local government area of the state.”

She added, “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 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.

“Meanwhile, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Olatunji Disu, has directed that the two suspects be charged immediately in an appropriate court of law.

According to the statement, CP Disu urged members of the public to continue to be law-abiding and support the police in the fight to eradicate crimes and criminality in Rivers State.

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