Ebubeagu arrests 8 suspected armed robbers in Ebonyi




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By CHARLES IWUOHA

Operatives the East security outfit, Ebube Agu, the State Command, have arrested fewer than eight armed robbery suspects.

The suspects, who reportedly confessed to the crimes, were arrested at their various crime scenes and brought to Old located opposite the headquarters State Police Command, Abakaliki.

The Commissioner Internal Security, Border and Conflict Resolutions, Mr. Stanley Emegha Okoro, confirmed the arrest on Friday. He said day passes without Ebube Agu arresting crime suspects in the state.

Okoro stated that Ebube Agu since its formation has recorded a lot of breakthroughs, controlling crimes and criminality and restoring and order in the state.

One of the suspects, Igwe Paulinus, who hails from Ikwo Local Area, said: “I have a gun called 1 Npa, so according to what is happening in State, I decided to bring it out and surrender, that I not do it again. I not do anything about stealing again and I promise. That’ why I bring the gun out and I promise, Sir.

“Look at the gun, Sir. The reason I bought the gun was for protection and for now I have quit and I promise, I not do it again. I have involved in or three robbery at meat here. I use to rob phones.

friend whom I use to follow and rob have entered . I have one again since then. They have been looking for me on the case that made him (friend) to enter .

“I decided to quit, thinking of how to join Ebube Agu security network. I was in the town thinking of how to come and join Ebube Agu but because of what I have done, I didn’t know how to approach them and tell them.

“I was at the Vanco Junction when I saw them (Ebube Agu) coming. I didn’t run, I stood and surrendered myself to them,” he said.

Another suspect, Ngele Chiemerie, said: “I’m here because we collected someone phone at Nsukka Street, Abakaliki, in front of . I have robbed only times. Forgive me, Sir, I not do it again.”

One other suspect who gave his name as Chinweuba and hails from Oriuzor community in Ezza North Local Area said: “I was sleeping in friend shop when Ebube Agu security network came in there and arrested us. They said we have been robbing people.

“Yes, I have been robbing people. I have been involving in crimes. I have been collecting people’ phones in the town.”

The suspects were later handed to the police for investigation and possible arraignment in court on Monday. (News Express)