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Armed Robbers Dressed In Military Uniforms Nabbed


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The Police Command in Edo state has arrested four armed robbers donning military uniform who allegedly broke into the house of a woman through the ceiling around 2 a.m. on February 14.

Naija News reports that the Police Public Relations Officer, Chidi Nwabuze, disclosed to journalists on Tuesday in Benin that the suspects attacked and robbed the woman of her money and other valuables in the Tenboga area.

The spokesman said the arrested suspects include Iyabo Victor, 35; Osas Aganmwonyi, 28; Nosa Owie, 24; and Idi Etukudo.

Allegedly led by Victor, the suspects donning military uniform and armed with guns broke into the victim’s home in Teboga community and carted away phones and jewelries, police spokesman added.

The suspects were said to have forcefully transferred the sum of N447,000 from the victim’s account and changed the money to foreign currency and shared it among themselves before they were arrested.

He added that the items recovered from them included an iPhone 13 worth N500,000, a N48,000 iPhone 6, and jewellery collection amounting to N850,000

The suspects entered her house through the POP ceiling and robbed the entire family of their belongings and forcefully transferred N447,000 from the victim’s account,” the police spokesman said.

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“They collected her phone and forcefully obtained her secret code number for them to have access to her bank details.”