Govt house shoot out: Rivers police arrest four, recovers arms
Operatives of Rivers State Police Command have arrested four suspects in connection to the shootout at Abonnema wharf, close to the Rivers State Government house.
The Command’s acting spokesperson, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Grace Iringe-Okoko, in a statement yesterday, said the Command, while responding to a distress call on April 4, at Abonnema Wharf where miscreants were attacking officials of Petroleum Task Force, arrested four suspects namely; Lucky Monday Yaatee ‘m’, 22, Bala Ibrahim, ‘m’, 20, Izuchukwu Eze, ‘m’, 39 and Okro Agu ‘m’, 51.
She said while chasing other fleeing suspects the police stormed some shanties, where some arms and ammunition were recovered.
She added that one MKIV service 80 pistol with breach number FC 01010e, one MAKAROV pistol with defaced breach number, two local-made double-barrel pistols, three local-made single-barrel pistols, one local-made shot –single- barrel pistol, automatic pump action with breach number 00063, three beretta pistols with defaced breach number, 27 rounds of 12 by 12 by 5mm live cartridges, 69 rounds of 60 by 84 GMP live ammunition, three revolver pistol’s magazine and one SMG magazine.
According to her, the Commissioner of Police has ordered a detailed investigation into the case, to arrest fleeing suspects, adding that the outcome of the investigation will be made public.
Iringe-Koko further disclosed that operatives of the Command on April 3, arrested a four-man syndicate at AGIP roundabout Port Harcourt, in a light green Toyota Corolla saloon car, marked No. ZBL 12 PT, a property of Mr. Ajuluchukwu Nebuolisa, which was snatched at gunpoint on March 1 in Anambra State.
She said the four suspects, namely; Chukwudi Charis ‘m’, 38, Emmanuel Sunday Thompson, ‘m’, 32, Confidence Eze ,‘m’, 37 and Ubong James, ‘m’, 39, are helping the police in the investigation and will be transferred to Anambra State, where the offence was committed.
MEANWHILE, the Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday, has warned all criminal elements to turn a new leaf or face the full wrath of the law.