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Police nab suspected bank robbers in Bayelsa, recover firearms

The suspected bank robbers arrested by Bayelsa state Police command.
The suspected bank robbers arrested by Bayelsa state Police command.

Bayelsa state police command have announced the arrest of two suspected bank robbers who specialized in trailing customers and robbing them of the cash withdrawn.

The police spokesman in the state, DSP Asinim Butswat, told newsmen on Wednesday in a statement that one Henry Kingsley ‘M’ 28 years, from Nembe local government area of Bayelsa state and one Moses Roland ‘M’ 25 years from Ughelli South local government area of Delta state,  were arrested around UBA bank in Swali, Yenagoa in possession of one locally made revolver pistol with one .9mm live ammunition and one locally made pistol with one AA live ammunition while waiting for their next victim inside a tricycle.

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He disclosed that adequate security measures put in place for the yuletide in Bayelsa State by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Aminu Pai Saleh, is yielding positive results.

“On 24 December, 2018, at about 1900hours, two notorious armed robbers were arrested at Swali by UBA Bank, while waiting to rob unsuspecting members of the public of their money after withdrawals.

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“The suspects, one Henry Kingsley ‘m’ 28 years, from Nembe Local Government Area, Bayelsa State and one Moses Roland ‘m’ 25 years from Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State,  were arrested in possession of one locally made revolver pistol with one .9mm live ammunition and one locally made pistol with one AA live ammunition.

“The suspects are in police custody and are undergoing interrogation, members of the public are advised to report any suspicious movement of persons in their neighbourhood to the Police,” he said.

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