The Agbor Gha-Ihun Security outfit has apprehended two suspected armed robbers in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.
A report published on Monday, October 17, 2022, by Ika Weekly Newspaper said the arrest follows reported cases of customers being robbed after withdrawing money from various banks.
The suspects identified as Smart and Oluchukwu from Imo State, were apprehended within the vicinity of a Bank while waiting to rob their victims of their money on October 13.
Under interrogation, one of the suspects, Smart confessed that he was previously arrested after one of his failed missions.
“We are from Imo State and our mission is to steal. I am a father of two children. My wife and children are in Imo State. Some time ago, I caught by Agbor Youth Vigilante Group on one of my failed missions along Baleke market area. Oluchukwu and I started working together since this week. We feel bad that luck has run out on us,” he said.
Speaking with journalists, the chairman of Agbor Gha-Ihun, Comrade Monday Kiyem said his team were on their way to attend a meeting with the bank managers in Orogodo metropolis, when they apprehended Smart and Oluchuwu at the arena of Bank, opposite Okoh Street in Agbor while they were waiting for their victims.
“Barely five months ago, we apprehended Smart after one of his failed missions. It took our intervention that he escaped death as he was given the beating of his life.
“Smart escaped being jailed because nobody was standing for the case. Being an unrepentant thief, he has returned to stealing. Now, we will ensure that justice take its course.”
While stating that security is everybody’s business, Comrade Kiyem enjoined Ika residents especially those living in Orogodo metropolis to beef up security by reporting the hideout of criminals in their area.
“It will interest you to know that these evil perpetrators are not from Agbor. They are from either Anambra or Imo State. Before, we use to have two groups of kidnappers, they were the Fulani and Alifikede, but we were able to wipe them out,” he said.
We want everyone to cooperate with us by giving us useful information on any suspicious movement within and outside the bank premises and within the residential areas. Our people have lost a lot of money and we don’t want that to happen again. Our sole responsibility is to protect lives and property. Our people have continued to allege that those encouraging this evil act are within the bank. Anybody caught will be severely punished.”