Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested two robbers who operate on the 2nd Niger Bridge.
This was disclosed by the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, in a statement on Monday.
In recent times, the bridge has been noticed to be a den of robbers, while vandals also seize the opportunity to vandalize some equipment on the newly constructed bridge.
He said: “Men of the Anambra State Police Command attached to Harbour Division last week nabbed two robbers dispossessing unsuspecting citizens of their valuables on the 2nd Niger Bridge.
“The police team, which was on surveillance patrol on the bridge to prevent vandals from stealing expansion joints, was alerted to the activities of the gang near the Obosi end of the bridge.
“The covert police team monitored the gang and swooped in on them, arresting two of the gangsters while others fled.
“When searched, two daggers and five SIM cards removed from previously stolen phones were recovered from the suspects, aged between 20 and 22 years.
“One of the suspects hailed from Enugu State and the other from Ebonyi State.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the police team for its vigilance and courage in confronting the gang.
“He has directed that the owners of the recovered SIM cards be located with a view to assembling evidence for successful prosecution of the arrested suspects.”