Uncle, nephew arrested for alleged robbery

Uncle, nephew arrested for alleged robbery

The Delta State police command has arrested a suspected armed robber, Chigozie Ohamago and his uncle, Patrick Okonkwo in connection with a robbery case in Okpanam community near Asaba.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya disclosed this in a statement made available to ND REPORTERS.

DSP Onovwakpoyeya also confirmed the recovery of one pump action gun and one fabricated pistol from the suspects by the police.

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the statement reads, “On the 2nd of November 2019, at about 1300hrs, one Okpala Wisdom’s of Umumake Okpanam reported at Okpanam Police Station that on 01/10/2019 at about 2100hrs, two unidentified gunmen attempted to rob his visitor, one Timothy Obanor of his belongings by firing a gun into the air, one of the suspects identified as Chigozie Ohamago of Ogbedogu quarters Okpanam was arrested.

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“Investigation was extended to the suspect’s house by a team of detectives led by the DCO where a search warrant was executed and guns recovered.

According to the statement, the suspect had claimed the pump-action was given to him by his uncle, Patrick Okonkwo of the same address, while the fabricated pistol was given to him by one Japheth, surname unknown for safekeeping.

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While noting that efforts have been intensified to apprehend the said Japheth, DSP Onovwakpoyeya said Patrick Okonkwo has been arrested and full investigation has commenced.

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