Operatives of Edo State Police Command have arrested four armed robbery suspects in South Ibie, Agbede, the Etsako West Local Government Area of the state.

The suspects were arrested at their residence behind Wonder City, in South Ibie, Etsako West Local Government Area on Sunday, November 20, 2022.

The arrested suspects are Umar Sanusi (28 years), Saviour Sunday (23 years), Edeh Samuel (18 years) and Ede Monday (23 years).

The arrest was made possible following a well-laid ambush by the Divisional Police Officer, Agbede and his men alongside the local Vigilante which resulted in the arrest of the first suspect, one Umar Sanusi as he was riding a motorcycle with another suspect, one Boniface Junior currently at large.

Information available indicates that the motorcycle, with Reg/NO GDE-222-VC, was earlier robbed from the owner, one Abdullahi Nufu at gunpoint behind Wonder City

A search warrant executed on the premises of the suspects led to the recovery of the cut-to-size locally made pistol, the android phones and the arrest of the three other suspects. 

The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Dankwara, has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a speedy investigation and prosecution of the case.


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