Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has arrested a notorious armed robber, Ogochukwu Mbisike, popularly known as Ogogo.
The state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, said the suspect was arrested on St. Patrick Street, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
Ladodo said the suspect and his gang members fired at the SARS personnel on sighting them.
He said a pistol and 16 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the suspect’s house.
He said, “On August 28, on St. Patrick Street Port Harcourt, Rivers State, SARS officials, led by ASP Banjoko Oluweimo, while acting on a tip-off, arrested one Ogochukwu Mbisike, aka, Ogogo, 36 years old, from Amure Omanze Isu in Isu Local Government Area of Imo State.
“The suspect and some of his gang members, on sighting the security personnel, opened fire, but he was demobilised by a superior firing power of the SARS operatives.
“An instant search was carried out in his new home where one Beretta American pistol, Batch No. 62385 with 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition was recovered inside a sack containing food stuff.
“He was, however, rushed to hospital, having sustained gunshot injuries on his two legs. He is confessing to various crimes committed both in Imo and some African countries.
“He has confessed to the recent robbery of one Agaptu Chigozie on August 14 in Orlu, Imo State. Not only was the victim robbed of his N1.6m, and $1,000, he was also shot in the neck.”
The state police commissioner added that investigation had commenced as effort was on to arrest other members of the gang.