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  • Updated: June 17, 2024

Notorious armed robber terrorising Yobe residents arrested

Notorious armed robber terrorising Yobe residents arrested

The Yobe State Police Command has apprehended a 40-year-old notorious armed robber. 

DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command's Public Relations Officer, revealed this in a statement to journalists on Monday, adding that the suspect, Haruna Mohammed specialises in demanding money and other valuables from victims via harassing phone calls, threatening death or bodily damage.

“Haruna Mohammed, a 40-year-old resident of Lantewa village, Tarmuwa LGA, has been apprehended by the State Intelligent Department (SID).

“The Command had been tracking Mohammed for his involvement in terrorizing towns, villages and neighbouring states.

“A victim from Siminti village, Lantewa, Tarmuwa LGA, reported that Mohammed demanded N3,000,000.00 or threatened to kill him and his family,” the statement said.

The statement further disclosed that the suspect confessed to the crime and implicated other syndicate members, who are currently being trailed by the Police.

“The Commissioner of Police warned that anyone with a criminal tendency will face stiff resistance,” the statement added.

In the same vein, the Imo State Police Command apprehended a notorious armed robbery suspect, Ogochukwu Favour and seized a locally produced firearm from him.

The suspect was apprehended by Shell Camp Divisional Headquarters personnel who were conducting normal patrols along Bank Road in Owerri.

According to a statement made by the command's Public Relations Officer, ASP Henry Okoye, the operation that resulted in the suspect's arrest was carried out by police officers who observed several hoodlums robbing a young girl.

“The operatives immediately swung into action and arrested the suspect while others took to their heels. On searching the suspect, one locally made pistol was recovered from his possession. Efforts are underway to apprehend the fleeing suspects and the manufacturer of the locally-made gun,” ASP Okoye said.

According to the police spokeswoman, the suspect is being investigated thoroughly and will face judicial proceedings.

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