The Rivers state police command has arrested one Promise Agonwu who confessed to going into armed robbery so as to get out of poverty.
During his confessional statement, he claimed to be a student of Computer Science at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede situated in Owerri, the capital of Imo state.
“I was arrested because I was involved in an armed robbery. The robbery took place at Agip in Port Harcourt.
“I went into robbery because of the hardship. I am an OND 2 student, Computer Science, at the Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, in Imo State”, he said.
Confirming his arrest, Mustapha Daudaura, the state police commissioner revealed that he was arrested along with five others.
“Operatives of Operation Sting, in a combined operation with other sister security agencies, which lasted for two weeks in two Local government areas of Khana and Gokana, security agencies stormed two camps belonging to hoodlums and destroyed over 20 camps in the Ogoni forest”.
“We recovered four AK 47 rifles, four pump action guns, one Barretta pistols, one local made pistol, seven magazines, 60 rounds of 7.62 ammunition, one wooden carved rubber gun, sirens, charms and two toy guns.
“In another well-coordinated operation by personnel of the Tactical Units, some bushes were combed at the Rumuji Emuhua, Ogbakiri, Rumuodogo and Ndele communities, where hoodlums had taken over.
“The operation in the community lasted for two weeks, which resulted in the arrest of kidnappers, armed robbers and the recovery of large cache of arms. It was in the course of this operation that Ekwueme Brown (alias Lucifer) was killed in a crossfire between the police and the hoodlums.”