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The Imo State Police Command has arrested five notorious armed robbery suspects terrorizing Owerri and its environs.

According to ASP Henry Okoye, the spokesperson of the Command, in a statement released and made available to newsmen on Monday, said the suspects were arrested by the command’s Tactical Team on June 16, at about 4.30p.m.

The names of the suspects according to the spokesperson are; David Christopher, 19; Sheriff Abraham, 19; Emmanuel Akala, 27; Sanusi Umar, 20 and Mohammed Ashiru, 20.

In the course of investigation, Okoye said the suspects volunteered statements confessing that they have masterminded various armed robbery incidents within Owerri West Local Government Area.

“They took the operatives to their criminal Hideout at Ama Hausa in Avu, Owerri West Local Government Area, where two locally-made pistols, rounds of live cartridges, numerous handsets and other incriminating items were recovered after a thorough search.

“Efforts are in top gear to arrest other members of the syndicate at large,” he said.

“Meanwhile, the suspects will be arraigned upon completion of a discreet investigation,” Okoye added.

However, the spokesman through the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Barde, assured of the command’s commitment to flush out all criminal-minded elements from the state, while urging residents of the state to join hands with the Police and other security agencies in the onslaught against all forms of criminality.

He further advised members of the public to reach out to the command on 08034773600 or 08098880197 in case of emergencies.

NAN

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