A police officer escaped being lynched by a mob after he was caught as part of a 2-man armed robbery in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The police officer was arrested by security guards who handed him over to the Police officers from the Elekahia Divisional Police Station in Port Harcourt.
The identity of the officer has been revealed as Sergeant Ibrahim Odege by the State Command which confirmed the news.
Spokesman of the Command, SP Nnamdi Omoni said Odege was arrested alongside is accomplice.
Omoni stated that, “Operatives of the Elekahia Division on 16/1/2021 at about 2200Hrs responded to a Distress call at the Elekahia Housing Estate, where two armed robbers who were robbing people and dispossessing them of their valuables were arrested.
“The timely arrival of the Police led to the arrest of the two armed robbers who were later identified as Sergeant Ibrahim Odege attached to the Operations Department of the Rivers Police Command and one Sampson Inomoghe ‘m’ 32yrs from Nembe in Bayelsa State but resides at Rumuokwrushi in Obio/Akpor LGA.
“The duo were arrested at the scene of crime with the following Exhibits: Three different Handsets belonging to their Victims and one Locally made Bareta Pistol. One of the Victims, Mrs Doris Elechi identified them as those that robbed her of her Tecno Handset, which is one of the Exhibits recovered.
“At the Station, the suspects confessed to have carried out the robbery attacks among other revelations.
“Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, CP Joseph G.Mukan has condemned the act and ordered the immediate transfer of Suspects and Exhibits to the State Criminal Investigation Department for Investigation, while appealing to the public to increase their security consciousness and report any suspicious character and movement around them to the Police.”
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