A police sergeant has been detained for engaging in armed robbery in Port Harcourt.
Sergeant Ibrahim Odege attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command arrested at the Elekahia Housing Estate by police officers from the Elekahia Police division on Saturday night around 10 pm.
According to a statement by Nnamdi Omoni, the public relations officer of the Rivers State Command, the officer and his accomplice, one Sampson Inomoghe, a 32-year-old indigene of Nembe in Bayelsa were arrested during the robbery operation.
He explained that cell phones belonging to their Victims and one Locally made Bareta Pistol were also recovered from them.
According to the statement: “The timely arrival of the Police led to the arrest of the two armed robbers who were later identified as Sergeant Ibrahim Odege attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command and one Sampson Inomoghe ‘m’ 32yrs from Nembe in Bayelsa State but resides at Rumuokwrushi in Obio/Akpor LGA.
“The duo were arrested at the scene of the crime with three different Handsets belonging to their Victims and one Locally made Bareta Pistol.
“One of the Victims, Mrs Doris Elechi identified them as those that robbed her of her Tecno Handset, which is one of the Exhibits recovered.
“At the Station, the Suspects confessed to having carried out the robbery attacks among other revelations.
“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G.Mukan has condemned the act and ordered the immediate transfer of suspects and Exhibits to the State Criminal Investigation Department for Investigation, while appealing to the public to increase their security consciousness and report any suspicious character and movement around them”