The Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Zone 4 Anti-Robbery Squad has announced the arrests of two robbery suspects.
A statement signed by the spokesperson of the zone, Emeka Iheanacho, on Thursday in Benin said the suspects were arrested during a routine patrol in the Benin metropolis, following a distress call.
Mr Iheanacho, DSP, said that the team’s prompt response brought about the arrest of one Edo Nosamudiana and Anthony Osaze, both males, while other suspects escaped.
He said that the suspects were in possession of a cut-to-size single barrel gun.
The police spokesperson also said that the suspects has confessed to the crime, and also claimed to be members of the Eiye cult group.
“They confessed to have gone to Ute Quarters, on a revenge mission against another cult group alleged to be responsible for the death of one of their members during a clash on January 2, 2018.
“According to the suspects, as they got to Ute Quarters and could not find their target at home, the suspects resorted to criminal activities by robbing and dispossessing members of the public and innocent persons in the area of their handsets, cash and other valuable items,’’ the statement said.
Mr Iheanacho said that investigation was still ongoing, while efforts have been intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.
He urged members of the public to continue to support and partner with the Police and other security agencies in the initiative to make the zone a more secured and better place for all.