Four armed robbery suspects have been detained by the Edo State Police Command. They are accused of breaking through the ceiling of a woman’s home in Benin City, the state’s capital, on February 14 at around two in the morning.
Chidi Nwabuze, the state’s police public relations officer, informed the media of this during a briefing on Tuesday in Benin.
He claimed that in the Tenboga region, the suspects attacked the woman and took her money and other things.
The spokesman said the arrested suspects include Iyabo Victor, 35; Osas Aganmwonyi, 28; Nosa Owie, 24; and Idi Etukudo.
According to the police spokesman, the suspects were apprehended following a report by the victim, who was attacked in her residence.
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 after obtaining the secret code to her account.
“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.
“They collected her phone and forcefully obtained her secret code number for them to have access to her bank details.”
After the transfer, Nwabuzor added, the robbery suspects 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.
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