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Police officer arrested for armed robbery and car snatching in Rivers

Jul 14, 2023 #News

The Rivers State Police Command has arrested a police corporal, Bright Okey Wamadi, for alleged armed robbery and car snatching. 

Spokesperson of the command, SP Grace Iringe-Koko, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Port Harcourt on Thursday, July 13, 2023, said the officer was arrested alongside his accomplices, Samuel Charles and Michael Nwachukwu, while one member of the gang escaped.

Iringe-Koko said the police officer has been tried and dismissed upon conclusion of the investigation in line with police internal procedures. 

According to the PPRO, the dismissed police officer and three of his accomplices snatched a Toyota Corolla at Gateway axis of Ada George when they were intercepted by men of C4i intelligence unit of the command. 

“On Thursday, 18/05/2023, at about 11.00pm, men of the C4i Intelligence Team while on routine patrol, became suspicious of a Toyota Corolla 2005 model with Reg. No. Rivers BNY 741 FV along Ada George Road, Port Harcourt, which aligned with an earlier intelligence the team had received. The team gave a hot chase, and eventually intercepted the vehicle,” the spokesperson stated. 

“Three armed robbers, Cpl. Bright Okey Wamadi ‘M’ (a police officer), Samuel Charles ‘M,’ and Michael Nwanchukwu ‘M, were arrested while one member of the gang escaped.

“In the course of detailed investigation, it was discovered that the four-armed robbers robbed a victim (name withheld) in a bid to snatch his Toyota Corolla 2005 Model with Reg. No. Rivers BNY 741 FV grey colour at gunpoint around Apostolic Church Gateway, Port Harcourt.

The suspects confessed to the crime, while the Police Officer Cpl. Bright Okey has been tried and dismissed upon conclusion of the investigation in line with police internal procedures. He will be charged to Court with another of his accomplices.

“Exhibits recovered from them include one single barrel locally made gun with one live cartridge, a Toyota Corolla Car 2005 model, grey in colour.” 

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