Two university student arrested for armed robbery in Benue

Two students from Makurdi’s Joseph Sawuan Tarka University (previously the Federal University of Agriculture) have been charged with armed robbery.

The suspects, named as Sapele Great and Hakem Adi, were apprehended by a team of detectives on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, according to the Benue police command.

According to Catherine Anene, the State Command Public Relations Officer, the suspects entered into a house in New GRA, Makurdi, in early April and stole debit cards, phones, and other valuables.

Items recovered from the suspects include one locally-made pistol loaded with nine rounds of 6mm live ammunition, eight phones suspected to be stolen, one electronic shocking device, 18 SIM cards of different networks, one  United Bank for Africa cheque book belonging to Agasha Philemon Assume and other electronic devices suspected to be used for internet fraud.

The statement read; 

“The Commissioner of Police deployed a team of detectives to trail and arrest the suspects but the suspects, who knew that they were being trailed, took to their heels until June 15, 2022, when two of the suspects; Sapele Great and Hakem Adi of different addresses in Makurdi were arrested.

“These suspects confessed to being cultists, armed robbers, and fraudsters. The investigation is ongoing to arrest other suspects involved.” 

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