The Operatives of Anambra State Police Command have apprehended two armed robbery suspects who specialize in robbing victims of their valuables on the Second Niger Bridge.
According to a statement issued on Monday by the state police spokesman, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, he said the police officers attached to Harbour Division, who were on a surveillance patrol on the bridge carried out the arrest on Sunday.
DSP Ikenga revealed that the surveillance patrol team was stationed on the bridge to prevent the stealing of expansion joints on the bridge.
“The police team on surveillance patrol on the bridge to prevent vandals from stealing expansion joints were alerted to the gang’s activities near the Obosi end of the bridge.
“The Covert Police Team monitored the gang and swooped in on them arresting two of the gangsters while others fled.
“When searched, two daggers and five sim cards removed from previously stolen phones were recovered from the suspects aged between 20 and 22 years.
“One of the suspects hailed from Enugu State and the other from Ebonyi State”, Ikenga stated.
However, he added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the patrol team for its vigilance and courage in confronting the gang.
“The CP has directed that owners of the recovered sim cards be located to assemble evidence for the successful prosecution of the arrested suspects,” he said.