Rivers Police Parade Suspected Car Snatchers, Recover Vehicles

The Rivers State Police Command on Monday paraded some suspected car snatchers, kidnappers arrested around Port Harcourt in the last week one.

Briefing newsmen on Monday, at Police headquarters Moscow road, Port Harcourt the Commissioner of Police, CP Nwonyi Emeka said Police Operatives last week Saturday at about 10pm along  Ozuoba road sighted a black Toyota corolla .CP Emeka stated that the car and the driver, one Destiny Amah was taken to the station and upon search of the car, a pistol was recovered.

CP Emeka also disclosed that last Monday about operatives of the Rivers State Police command arrested one Samuel Chinedu along Redeemed church  at Sam Wobo street with different master car keys which he allegedly uses in snatching vehicles, one vehicle was also recovered from the suspect.

Similarly the CP Strike Force last week Saturday acting on credible information arrested one victor Jonah at Chicocho Etche Local Government Area and recovered two cut to size gun.

CP Emeka explained that operatives of Mile 1 Diobu, arrested one Tony Christopher who snatched a Jetta car parked at Education bus stop and took it to Ayama axis of Diobu where he wanted to sell it as scrap. He revealed that the vehicle was recovered and handed over to the owner.

The Rivers Police Boss further revealed that based on exit blockage against fleeing criminals, a Mazda car was abandoned along Egede, Mile 1 Diobu last Sunday and was  recovered by the Mile 1 Police Division while effort is on to arrest the fleeing criminals.

Relatively on 16th October, 2023 operatives of Olu-Obasanjo patrolling along waterlines approached a bolt driver who pretend as if the car was faulty, two occupants on sighting the Police ran away while two others were arrested with dangerous weapon.

CP Emeka revealed that last week Saturday a victim came to anti-kidnapping unit that he was abducted by unknown men while pretending as if they want to buy cars. Operatives of the command swung into action, went to Abia state arrested two suspects while one was arrested in Oyigbo, Rivers State in the course of investigation.

CP Emeka further urged residents to give credible information to the Police that can lead to arrest of criminal suspects.

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