The Benue State Commissioner of Police, Mr Omololu Bishi, has said the command has arrested two suspects, Tersoo Joseph, aka Adikpo, and Demenenge Iorwa, for allegedly raping a married woman and robbing her.
Bishi said, “On February 9, 2019, around 6pm, some armed robbers operating on a motorcycle behind the Bem Hotels, Ankpa Quarters, Makurdi, abducted a woman and took her to the Quararafa Quarters, Wadata, where they raped and robbed her of a phone and N2,000.
“During investigation, Tersoo Joseph, aka Adikpo, and Demenenge Iorwa, of Logo 1, Makurd, were arrested in connection with the case. The suspects have confessed to the crime.”
The CP said the command had also arrested Justice Agada, 25; Emmanuel Patrick, 21; Emmanuel Atoju, 19; and Stanley Ugochukwu, 20, of different addresses, for involvement in cultism and armed robbery.
He explained that the suspects were arrested by policemen on patrol at their hideout along the Onitsha Street, Wurukum.
He added that policemen recovered two locally-fabricated pistols, two live cartridges, one knife and seven wraps of leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa from the suspects.
Bishi stated that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects belonged to various cult groups and were responsible for robbing members of the public of their money, phones, handbags and other valuables.
He also said one David Nule of the Buruku Local Government Area was intercepted and arrested by policemen with an English-made double-barrelled gun concealed in a haversack, adding that the suspect was apprehended for armed robbery and illegal possession of firearm.
Acording to the CP, the command also arrested Johnson Ekoja, Emmanuel Ogiri and Anthony Ojela in connection with a robbery incident at No. 24 Jokpama Street, Otukpo, on February 18, 2019, adding that the suspects robbed their victim of N275,000 and a Samsung phone.
He added that the suspects were arrested with two locally-made pistols, one cartridge, live ammunition, knife and two phones.