Police corporal arrested for armed robbery


The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a Police Corporal named Bright Oke for alleged armed robbery and car snatching.

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Grace Iringe Koko, disclosed the development while briefing the press and parading of suspect in Port Harcourt.

SP Koko said the Police officer with three of his accomplice went to snatch a Toyota Corolla at Gateway axis of Ada-George when men of the C41 intelligence unit intercepted them.

According to her, exhibits, such as single-barrel guns, were recovered from the Police Officer, who has now been dismissed.

SP Koko also disclosed that seven suspected child traffickers were arrested, and two children aged two (2) years and another three years old were rescued.

Police Officer Oke Bright, explaining his involvement in the crime, said they went to rob at Ada-George after successfully snatching a vehicle. They had an accident while escaping and were intercepted by the Police and later transferred to the CP monitoring unit.

One ThankGod Ekwueme was also paraded for selling his three children for seven hundred thousand (700,000), five hundred thousand (500,000) and three hundred and fifty thousand (350,000) naira, respectively.

Ekwueme, in an interview with Journalists, said he was intercepted by the local Vigilante group OSPAC in Omerelu, Ikwerre Local Government Area, when he was about to sell his newborn baby.

He disclosed that he was handed over to Elele Police Division, where he was transferred to the CP Monitoring unit.

The mother-in-law to Ekwueme explained to reporters that before now, the suspect had lied to her that her grandchildren had died after delivery.

She said further the suspect Ekwueme has been taking advantage of her daughter, his wife, who is deaf and dumb to perpetrate the act of selling their children upon delivery.