Arrest of Armed Robber/Recovered Weapon by Nigerian Police in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Anambra, Benue and Edo

1. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERED WEAPON (‪#‎LAGOS‬ STATE): On 09.02.2014 at about 2:00AM, Police SARS operatives acting on information boosted an armed robbery gang along Alimosho road, Egbeda. There was a shootout in the process of arresting the hoodlums and as s a result three of the armed robbers were fatally injured while five others were arrested. Seven AK47 rifles,two K2 rifles, one pump action gun, 17 AK47 magazines, 510 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition and assorted charms were recovered from the gang members. State CID Panti is investigating.

2. FOILED ARMED ROBBERY/ARREST OF SUSPECT (LAGOS STATE): On 15.02.2014 at about 6:20AM upon a distress call Police attached to Surulere Division responded to a scene at Ayilara street Surulere where one male suspect who attempted to rob residence was arrested and one locally-made Pistol recovered from him. Other gang members fled the scene upon arrival of Police. State CID Panti is investigating.

3. RECOVERY OF VEHICLE (‪#‎RIVERS‬ STATE): On 15.02.2014 at about 5:30AM occupants of one Toyota Camry car reg. no. KRK 299 BB suddenly abandoned the vehicle and took to flight upon sighting a Police patrol team on Stop and Search around St Thomas Church Mile 2 Diobu. One Berretta Pistol with four rounds of live ammunition was found in the vehicle, vehicle and weapon recovered to the Police Station. State CID Port-Harcourt is investigating.

4. RECOVERY OF WEAPON (‪#‎ANAMBRA‬ STATE): On 13.02.2014 at about 8:15PM, Police SARS operatives on patrol along Onitsha-Owerri Expressway intercepted a gang of armed robbers in the act, there was a shootout and one of the hoodlums was fatally injured while other gang members fled with gunshot wounds. One English-made revolver pistol was recovered from the deceased suspect. State CID ‪#‎Awka‬ is investigating.

5. RESCUE OF KIDNAP VICTIM (ANAMBRA STATE): On 10.02.2014 at about 01:00PM acting on a tip-off, Policemen attached to Oyi Division safely rescued a male victim earlier reported kidnapped on 09.02.2014 at Agulu. Efforts to apprehend the suspects are being intensified. State CID Awka is investigating.

6. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERED WEAPON (‪#‎EDO‬ STATE): On 08.02.2014 at about 6:30PM, upon information Police SARS operatives raided a criminal hideout at Obaretin village where two male suspects were arrested and the following items recovered from the scene; 3 dynamites, 2 detonators and one Pump action gun. Gang members were planning to attack financial institutions in Benin City, State CID ‪#‎Benin‬ is investigating.

7.  RECOVERY OF WEAPON/ARREST OF SUSPECT (FCT ‪#‎ABUJA‬): On 13.02.2014 at about 11:00PM Policemen on stop and search intercepted one male motorcycle rider and when searched one English-made berretta pistol with one round of live ammunition was recovered from him. FCT CID is investigating.

8. ARREST OF ARMED ROBBER/RECOVERY OF WEAPON (‪#‎BENUE‬ STATE): On 15.02.2014 at about 07:45PM upon a distress call of armed robbery at a Patent medicine shop Otukpo, Police immediately responded and arrested on male suspect and recovered one locally-made pistol with one live ammunition, the sum of N42,400 and a nokia mobile phone from him. Efforts to apprehend the other fleeing one locally made pistol and one ammunition were recovered from him. State CID ‪#‎Makurdi‬ is investigating.

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