A lance corporal with the Nigerian ARMY has been arrested by The police for armed robbery and snatching of vehicle around Rumuola Axis in port Harcourt
The suspects identified as Rebecca Ebeta attached to the 31 artillery brigade Nigerian Army Mina Niger state. she Was arrested with three other members of her gang namely (1) Kachi Ofegbu, (2) EKENE AGUHIA (3) Emenike Nwuha but the lead suspect denied robbing three victims but identified one of the suspects as her boyfriend.
She said she was involved in only one robbery and not the three cars as paraded by the police
In her word na only one of them I sabi, I don’t know what they are all talking about ohh, my boyfriend took him on a drop and he dropped us off as he was talking to my boyfriend. I thought that they knew each other but they argued and my boyfriend took the car from him.
Three of the victims who identified the suspect said she engaged them at various locations Sunday ENNI said I came out on Sunday evening to help myself with some funds since I dint have anything to eat at home so she flagged me down at Casablanca and we agreed at one thousand naira, she said she was going to Rumuigbo that I should pass through SBS so that her boyfriend can join us to the place which I obliged her, after picking her so called boyfriend along the road at RUMUOLA s as soon as I turned into Rumuigbo road after SBS she put hand inside her purse, I thought she was bringing out money the next thing I see is that she blew one substance in my eyes and I immediately stopped the car and ran out since I could not see again
For Akpan Desmond who also identified the woman corporal as engaging him in a taxi drop business attacked him close to the rumuola bridge bypass after spraying a chemical substance on his face, hit him by people who thought that I have gone mad and pleaded for me to leave the road through their help my brother was called who took me to the hospitals for treatment
And the story of the third man was not different from the two as told by MR AKPAN and Sunday
Meanwhile the commissioner of police Usman Belel while parading the suspects to newsmen said the suspects are members of an Armed Robbery gang operating within the port Harcourt Metropolis. He said the have confessed to have robbed a Toyota Camry with Reg No: DEG353TD from owner at Rumuola and a Kia Salon Car with Reg: No KPR belonging to one Nelson Ejike who took them on a drop and was attacked after spraying a chemical substance on his face.
Exhibits recovered from the house of the Leader L/CPL EBETE REBECCA include: driver’s license belonging to the owner of the Toyota Camry
2) one toy Gun
3) 52 pieces of fake 100 dollars’ bills
4)some pieces of red clothes and three razor blade used for Initiation and in Hypnotizing their victims
5) Two Army face caps
6) One Native Chalk
7) Vehicle Keys
8) Some substance suspected to be chemicals used in Stupefying their victims.
The CP USMAN BELEL said the matter will be charged to court as soon as investigation are concluded.