"On 7/7/2015 at about 1400hrs, a three-man armed robbery gang operating with a black Highlander Jeep was intercepted by the Police along Rumuobiakani Road, after robbing a man of over N 2million withdrawn from a Bank. In the ensuing encounter, one of the robbers was arrested with bullet wounds, his accomplices escaped. Their operational vehicle was recovered and when searched, two AK47 rifles, with four magazines loaded with 92 rounds of 9.62mm ammunition, including 2 extra plate numbers BRR 490 BZ and KRD 09 DK as well as the robbed money were recovered. Similar feats were recorded in three other instances in the State. On 1/7/2015, SARS operatives tracked down a five-man armed robbery syndicate and arrested three members of the gang.
This group is adept at snatching vehicles from their owners, especially within Mgbuoba/NTA axis of Port Harcourt. ironically, the group is led by a Soldier, who deserted his Unit on duty at Maiduguri, Bornu State. He has been taken into custody along with two accomplices, Ifeanyi Eze ‘m’ and Golden Mannuel ‘m’. Items recovered from them include One AK 47 Rifle, Six Magazines, 150 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, One Honda Pilot Jeep with reg. No. ABU 203 BC"he saidHe also stated that 74 cult members have been arrested in the last one month.