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Police arrest suspected armed robber in Bayelsa

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The Bayelsa Police Command has arrested a youth suspected to be armed robber in Azikoro, Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

In a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Yenagoa, the command’s spokesman, DSP Asinim Butswat, said a local pistol was also recovered for the suspect.

“On July 21, the policemen responded to a distress call by a staff of Community Secondary School, Azikoro, Yenagoa, that some boys were gathered around the school premises in a suspicious manner.

“Subsequently, plain cloth policemen were dispatched to the scene and arrested a youth, wielding a local pistol,’’ he said.

Butswat said the suspect has volunteered useful information to stimulate police investigations while efforts had been intensified to arrest his cohorts.

He warned the youth against criminality, stating that the command would not allow any persons arrested to go unpunished.


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