The Rivers State Police Command has said it arrested five suspected criminals at the Pipeline area of Ubima community in Ikwerre local government area of the state.
The command, in a statement issued yesterday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ahmad Kidaya Muhammad, said its operatives also recovered dangerous weapons , including two AK 47 rifles, one pump action gun, amongst others, from the hideout of the suspects.
Muhammad gave the names of the suspected criminals as Okachi Isaiah ‘m’ 33 years, Benjamin Ohahuru ‘m’ 33 years, Enyele Eze ‘m’ 45 years, Orakwu Innocent ‘m’ 28 years and Ibuchi Would 32 years.
He stated that preliminary investigation indicated the gang was responsible for series of armed robberies and kidnappings around Ubima and environs.
The statement reads in part, “The Rivers State Police Command wishes to announce the arrest of five suspected criminals and recovery of dangerous weapons.”
“The arrest came after a string operation carried out by a team of policemen at pipeline Ubima in Ikwerre local government area on 31/03/2016 at about 0500 hours.”
“Exhibits recovered from them include two AK 47 rifles, one pump action gun, one bereta pistol, 19 rounds of assorted live ammunition, three magazines and eight cartridges.”