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Rivers police command arrest 51 suspected criminals
By: News Editor
Tue, 8 Nov 2022   ||   Nigeria, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State

A combined team of security operatives have arrested 51 suspected criminals, during their raid at a brothel along Azikiwe Street in Mile 2 axis of Diobu, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
It was reported that the arrest followed a distress call to the police that the hoodlums were robbing residents at gun point and carting their mobile telephones and other valuables.
A source who spoke with newsmen said two rival cult groups known as Junior Vikings and De-gbam had clashed on Monday night, disrupting the area.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-koko, who confirmed the arrest said investigation is ongoing.
She said; “We got information of a criminal hideout and that these boys were robbing people at gun point in that Azikiwe area.’’
“So, the joint patrol team quickly moved in and chasef them. They ran into one hotel (brothel). And that hotel is a black spot in that area.’’
“51 of them were apprehended. They are currently being profiled and helping the police with useful information that can give us a breakthrough.”
“Anyone found to be innocent will be released, while others will be charged to court.”
Iringe-koko, urged residents to feel free to volunteer useful information to the police that may lead to the arrest of criminal elements.



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