Just In: Eight robbery suspects, cultists arrested in Rivers


The police in Rivers State have arrested eight robbery and cult suspects.

Acting spokesperson Grace Iringe-Koko in a statement yesterday said police operatives arrested the suspects while responding to a distress call at Abonnema Wharf where miscreants were attacking officials of a petroleum task force.

She said, “In a bid to chase others who took to their heels, the police stormed some shanties where the arms and ammunition were recovered.

“They are one MKIV Service 80 pistol with breach number FC 01010e, one MAKAROV pistol with defaced breach number, two double-barrel locally made pistols, three single-barrel locally made pistols, one-shot single barrel locally-made pistol and automatic pump action with breach number 00063.

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“Others are three Beretta pistols with defaced breach number, 27 rounds of 12 by 12 by 5mm live cartridges, 69 rounds of 60 by 84 GMP live ammunition, three revolver pistol’s magazine and one SMG magazine.”

She said the Commissioner of Police ordered detailed investigation into the case, with a view to arresting the fleeing suspects.

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