Two Benue varsity students arrested, gun, 18 SIM cards recovered

Benue CP Wale Abass

The police in Benue State have arrested two suspected robbers in Makurdi, the state capital.

The suspects, who were said to be students of the Joseph Sawuan Tarka University, Makurdi (formerly the Federal University of Agriculture), were identified as Sapele Great and Hakem Adi.

They were arrested last Wednesday, June 15, 2022, by a team of detectives.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Catherine Anene, said the suspects had early April broken into a house at New GRA, Makurdi, and made away with ATM cards, phones and other belongings.

Anene said, “The robbers transferred N300,000 from the victim’s accounts using the stolen ATM cards.

“The CP 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 Joseph Adi, of different addresses in Makurdi, were arrested.”

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

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

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