Two members of a robbery gang that killed a senior police officer in Rivers State have been arrested.
The Rivers State Polce Command reports that it has arrested two members of the deadly gang that murdered the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), of Rumuokoro Police Division, CSP Cliff Igwegbe, some weeks ago, while four suspected kidnappers were killed during a shootout with the police.
According to the report on the Facebook page of the command, Igwegbe and his team were on a mission to confront some robbers who had stolen a vehicle belonging to the lawmaker representing Emohua State Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon. Samuel Ogeh, on November 29, 2015, when he was gunned down by the hoodlums.
Those arrested were Prince Essien, 30, and Hosanna Nse, 23, during a shootout with members of the gang at their hideout in Ada George, Port Harcourt, while the alleged leader of the gang identified as Clever Idaminabor, was said to have been shot dead during the gun battle.
The state Commissioner of Police, Musa Kimo, confirmed the arrest, adding that the two suspects have confessed to being the ones that killed CSP Igwegbe while two AK-47 rifles, one assault rifle, 119 rounds of live ammunition and seven magazines, were recovered from them.
“The two notorious armed robbers Prince Essien (30), and Hosanna Nse (23), confessed to have been involved in series of armed robberies and kidnappings in Port Harcourt and its environs, including the recent killing of CSP Cliff Igwegbe, who until his death, was the Divisional Police Officer of Rumuokoro division.
Their leader, Clever Idaminabor, was killed in the shootout that ensued when policemen raided their hideout on Location Road, Ada George, Port Harcourt.”