Rivers man and ‘pregnant’ woman arrested for disguising as passengers to dispose drivers of their tricycles
Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command have arrested two suspected members of an armed robbery syndicate that specialize in dispossessing unsuspecting drivers of their tricycles, popularly called Keke NAPEP.
The State police acting Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Grace Iringe-Koko, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 4, 2022, identified the suspects as Steve Green, aged 38, and Adaugo Darlington, a female who usually pretends to be pregnant to attract sympathy.
Iringe-Koko said that the mode of operation of the suspects was to pose as passengers, attack the drivers with knives and machetes and push them down while still in motion, escaping with the tricycles.
She said luck ran out on them on Thursday, March 31 along Rumunduru Eneka in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area, when police operatives of Eneka Division, saw their last victim, one Lasisi Akeem while on routine patrol.
The victim, who was found with machete cuts and had been dispossessed of his tricycle, but was able to describe it and the suspects.
The PPRO said that the police operatives promptly went after the suspects and caught up with two of them, recovering the tricycle.
She added that the victim was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment while efforts were ongoing to nab two others who escaped.
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