Police arrest suspected robbers terrorising Makurdi


Three suspected armed robbers terrorising some parts of Makurdi metropolis have been apprehended by the police in Benue State.

SP Catherine Anene, the State Police Public Relations Officer, in a statement, confirmed that the suspects were arrested at Logo 1, Wurukum, in Makurdi.

The statement explained that the suspects had robbed residents within Wurukum, Northbank and Modern Market areas, all in the capital city of Makurdi before they were apprehended.

According to the PPRO, on August 26, 2022, around 4pm, the said suspects, Fanen Wever, Philip Adanyi, aka Baron, and Albert Akor, aka J-Boy, all male of no fixed address, were arrested at their hideout, within Logo 1 Wurukum, Makurdi.

The PPRO stated, “Items recovered from the suspects include one locally-made pistol loaded with three rounds of live ammunition, wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp, assorted illicit drugs and charms.”

The suspects, according to the statement, had confessed to the crimes and would be charged to court after completing the investigation.

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