The Nigeria Police Force Zone 4 Anti-Robbery Squad has announced the arrests of two robbery suspects.
The spokesman of the zone, DSP Emeka Iheanacho, in a statement on Thursday in Benin, said the suspects were arrested during a routine patrol in the Benin metropolis, following a distress call.
Iheanacho said that the team’s prompt response brought about the arrest of one Edo Nosamudiana and Anthony Osaze, both males, while other suspects escaped.
He said that the suspects were in possession of a cut-to-size single barrel gun.
The police spokesman also said the suspects have confessed to the crime, adding that they claimed to be members of the Eiye cult group.
“They confessed to have gone to Ute Quarters, on a revenge mission against another cult group alleged to be responsible for the death of one of their members during a clash on Jan. 2, 2018.
“According to the suspects, as they got to Ute Quarters and could not find their target at home, the suspects resorted to criminal activities by robbing and dispossessing members of the public and innocent persons in the area of their handsets, cash and other valuable items.”
Iheanacho said that investigation was still ongoing, while efforts have been intensified to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.
He urged members of the public to continue to support and partner with the Police and other security agencies in the initiative to make the zone a more secure and better place for all.