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  • Updated: February 26, 2024

Police apprehend two armed robbers in Port Harcourt

Police apprehend two armed robbers in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Police Command nabbed two men, Ikenna Obiko and Isichukwu Eneji, for alleged robbery.

According to Rivers State Command Public Relations Officer Grace Iringe-Koko, the two suspects were apprehended while riding a motorbike in Port Harcourt's Olu Obasanjo area.

Allnews.ng gathered that the criminals specialise in robbing victims inside parked automobiles with specialised keys.

The statement reads, “They specialised in robbing victims of their money and property inside parked cars using specialised keys.

“They also admitted to stealing parked motorcycles by using ignition wires to start them, as well as robbing unsuspecting bank customers of their money after withdrawals at banks and ATM centres.

“The two robbery suspects were recently involved in a robbery case involving an Indomie noodles vehicle, where they took N100,000 from the driver.

“Police investigations confirmed that the two suspects had, within this year, stolen three motorcycles, one of which is now at the Borokiri Police Station in Port Harcourt. Two of the motorcycles were stolen from where their owners parked them along Choba Road and Eliozu in Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state.

“Both suspects, now in police custody at the Borokiri Police Station, hail from Oguta in Imo State. While Ikenna is married to a wife and two children, Isichukwu has a wife and three children.

“Police investigations show that the suspects both relocated to Port Harcourt last year following the Indigenous People of Biafra crisis in Imo State and other parts of the South East.

“While Ikenna said he was lured into crime by one of his community leaders (now deceased), Isichukwu said his late uncle tutored him in the act of robbery.”

Meanwhile, on Friday, Gunmen in a Sienna bus opened fire on police officers conducting a stop-and-search operation in Port Harcourt, killing one.

SP Grace Iringe-Koko, the Police Command's spokeswoman in Rivers, denounced the attacks as mindless and unwarranted in a statement.

She revealed that one of the attackers was killed during the subsequent exchange of gunfire.

“The sad incident occurred at about 9:45 p.m. on February 21 when unidentified hoodlums targeted policemen from Operation Sting of the Rivers State Police Command.

“While the officers were carrying out stop and search at Eliozu flyover, they were attacked by the hoodlums travelling in a carton-coloured, glass-tinted Sienna bus", the Rivers state police statement reads in part. 

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