A 400-level student of the Department of Political Science, Niger Delta University (NDU), Kimipanipre P. Franklin aka Castro has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command for his involvement in armed robbery.
Investigations revealed that Franklin was among a robbery gang that invaded Azikoro village, a suburb of Yenagoa, the state capital.
Sources said during the robbery attack in the early hours of Sunday a distress call was sent to the newly established Operation Safer Bayelsa and Policemen attached to the outfit responded swiftly when they got to the scene and engaged the robbers in a gun duel.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Mr Asinim Butswat who confirmed the arrest noted that during the gun battle one of the robbers was killed and one escaped while Franklin sustained fatal bullet wounds and was arrested.
He said the suspect has provided useful information that is helping the Police in investigations and he appealed to the public to continue to partnering with the Police by providing useful information to ensure a safer Bayelsa.
Butswat disclosed that the Police team recovered one locally made cut-to-size gun, two live cartridges, eight mobile phones some jewelries and some cash. He added that some victims of the robbery attack, like one Iprebo Ayebanengiyefa aged 40 years, one Awubare Ife aged 39 years and one Sunny Peter aged 42 years have identified their phones among those recovered from the suspects.