The Benue State Police Command on Tuesday said its men have arrested two suspected armed robbers, who are university undergraduates in Makurdi.
The police command in a statement by its spokesperson, Catherine Anene, said the suspects, Sapele Great and Hakem Adi, are students of Joseph Sawuan Tarka University, Makurdi, formerly the Federal University of Agriculture.
Anene, who said the suspects were arrested on June 15, 2022 by police detectives, disclosed that in early April an armed robbery gang broke into a house at New GRA, Makurdi and stole ATM cards, phones and other belongings of their victims.
She said: “The robbers robbery transferred N300,000 from the victim’s accounts using the stolen ATM cards.
“After the incident, the CP deployed a team of detectives to trail and arrest members of the gang but knowing they were being trailed, they took to their heels until June 15, 2022, when two of the gang, Sapele Great and Hakem Joseph Adi, of different addresses in Makurdi, were arrested.
“Items recovered from the suspects include one locally-made pistol loaded with nine rounds of 6mm live ammunition, eight stolen phones, one electronic shocking device, 18 SIM cards of different networks, one United Bank for Africa cheque book belonging to one Agasha Philemon Assume, and other electronic devices.
“These suspects confessed to being cultists, armed robbers and fraudsters. The investigation is ongoing to arrest other suspects involved.”