Thursday, 4 February 2016

The police in Bayelsa State say they have
apprehended two teenagers for robbing boutique
owners at a gun point.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State
Command, Mr. Asinim Butswat, gave the names of
the suspects as Thurlbert Femi, 19, and Festus
Fefegha, 18.
Butswat said the Femi and Fefegha, armed with a
locally made pistol, entered the boutique of one
Sunday Anyigor and robbed him of assorted wears
and other valuables.
The police spokesman said the incident occurred at
Okaka area of Yenagoa Local Government Area of
the state on Wednesday.
Bustwat said the suspects were unlucky when
Anyigor and his wife, not deterred by the gun
pointed at them, locked the shop and raised the
alarm which attracted the neighbours.
He said the neighbours in turn informed the police
who swooped on the scene and got the suspects
arrested.
He said the suspects were already detained at a
police station and that investigation was ongoing.
A statement released by Butswat said, “On the
February 3, 2016,  at about 1920hrs, the duo of one
Thurlbert Femi, male, 19 years and one Festus
Fefegha, 18, armed with a locally-made pistol,
entered the boutique of one Sunday Anyigor, at
Okaka Street, Yenagoa.
“The suspects selected assorted wears and other
valuables and pointed the gun at the shopowner
(Anyigor) and his wife.
“Consequently, the shopowner bravely locked the
robbers inside and alerted neighbours and the
police. The robbers were arrested and the exhibits
recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”
Meanwhile, the State Police Command has said
that normalcy has returned to Premabiri
community in Southern Ijaw Local Government
Area of the state following widespread violence
that marred the recently concluded governorship
poll.
Butswat said security agencies in the state had
unanimously condemned any form of banishment
in any community.
He said every Nigerian has the right to live
anywhere in the country and to own immovable
property within the country.
He urged people who were displaced from their
communities to return, noting that adequate
security measures had been put in place to
guarantee their safety.

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