Rita Enemuru, Reporting
POLICE Operatives attached to Mosogar Division on Monday, apprehended suspected Point of Sale (POS) armed robbers along Mosogar/Oghara Expressway in Delta State.
The suspect identified as Moses Musa was intercepted by the operatives with two of his colleagues but the other two escaped into the bush according to a statement issued by Police Public Relations Officer, Dsp. Bright Edafe.
The 27-year-old suspect was identified by a victim whose motorcycle was recently snatched at gunpoint along Oghara/Mosogar Bridge.
In the same vein, two suspected armed robbers identified as Collins Anthony 34, and Stephen Goddey 30 were nabbed by operatives of Agbor Division while on patrol along Baleke Street Iregua Agbor that same day.
It was stated that locally fabricated cut-to-size pistol one and a live cartridge were recovered from the duo.
The statement, “On the 5/06/2023 at about 1740hrs operatives of Agbor Division while on anti-crime Patrol along Baleke Street Iregua Agbor, the team sighted a motorcycle with three passengers, carrying a bag, on sighting the police, two of the passengers who later gave their names as Collins Anthony ‘m’ age 34yrs and Stephen Goddey ‘m’ age 30yrs, both residents of Agbor Community jumped out of the motorcycle and took to flight, the Police went after them, and arrested them.
“During search, one (1) locally fabricated cut to size pistol one and live cartridge were recovered from the duo.
“Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects belong to a criminal syndicate terrorizing Agbor Community and its Environs. Investigation is ongoing.
“On 5/6/2023, at about 1230hrs, policemen attached to Mosogar division while on routine patrol, they intercepted one Moses Musa ‘M’ age 27yrs old, Kelin ‘M’ and Isah ‘M’ along Mosogar/Oghara express way.
“The suspects on sighting the patrol team fled into a nearby bush. One of the suspect named Moses Musa ‘M’ was arrested with a locally made pistol and a live cartridge while the other two suspects escaped into the bush.
“Suspect confessed that he is from Kogi State, and that the three of them were specialized in POS robbery and he has been identified by a victim whose motorcycle was recently snatched at gun point along Oghara/Mosogar Bridge. The suspect is in custody, and investigation is ongoing.
“CP Wale Abass commends officers and men of the command for their continuous effort in curbing crime and other vices in the state and assures resident that the tempo will be sustained.”