ODAHIEKWU OGUNDE, Yenagoa
Police operatives in Bayelsa State have arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect on the wanted list of the State Police Command for various armed robbery cases in Yenagoa and its environs.
A statement on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Asinim Butswat, said operatives of its Anti-kidnapping Unit effected the arrest of the suspect, one Keme Azorobor, aged 27.
Butswat, a Superintendent of Police, said Azorobor, a native of Bomadi Local Government Area, Delta State, but residing in Yenagoa, was arrested during a clearance operation on Otiotio Road, Yenagoa on July 24, 2022, at about 11.45pm.
He said the suspect was searched and a locally-made pistol loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him.
Butswat said the suspect had confessed to the level of his involvements in various armed robbery cases being investigated against him and his cohorts, now at large.
The police spokesman said an investigation was ongoing to arrest his gang members and bring them to book.