Six persons suspected to be armed robbers arrested by the Police in Ofagbe Community, Isoko North local government area of Delta State for allegedly stealing a laptop, handsets, and other items in the community, are at present helping the Police.
The suspects: Ejero Akporoghene, Lucky Ovie, Benson Otorh, Joseph Benson, Kingsley Odeh and Temi Nkem are alleged to have belonged to armed gang that has been terrorizing the people of Ofagbe Community in the recent times.
Confirming the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mrs. Celestina Kalu, said that nemesis caught up with the suspects when they attacked and robbed a Medical Director of a popular hospital in the area including other residents while armed with guns and weapons. She said that the suspects were arrested in synergy with the local Vigilante Group in the Community disclosing that two locally cut-to-size guns, one live and one expended cartridge including charms in a sack of bags were recovered. Mrs. Kalu further said that some of the victims who were robbed at the time of the suspects’ operation, and sustained injuries from the attack are receiving treatment in a privately owned hospital in the community while investigation is ongoing.
Meanwhile, residents of Asaba and its environs are currently living in fear of the unknown following increasing activities of robbery in the last two weeks. A victim, Pau Osawe who spoke to our Correspondent, said he was robbed by the rampaging robbers at gun point where he parked his car at the premises of Ultimate Taste Eatries along Nnebisi Road, Opposite Asaba Township Stadium. It was gathered that before he came out of his car, a robbery syndicate believed to have ambushed him, swooped on him in his attempt to drive out of the premises at gun point and dispossess him of his estimated cash of N80,000.00
Another victim, Victoria Okeh who claimed to have lost her bag including recharge card of various networks and handsets said the armed suspects swooped on her last Wednesday on her way home after a Church session, saying that “they pointed gun at me and took away all my belongings including a bag containing recharge card of different networks with some money” but Mrs. Celestina Kalu, the Police Public Relations Officer in the State, however, assured Deltans of the Police efforts with a view to bringing the hoodlums to book.