By Samuel Oyadongha
Yenagoa — Three gunmen allegedly involved in the abduction of the mother of a legislator in Bayelsa State, Mr Abraham Ingoebere and the killing of two of her grand children have been apprehended by the police.
The boys, aged 4 and 6, were killed at Sangana on the Atlantic fringe of Brass Local Government Area of the state on February 17, during a dawn attack by the kidnappers.
The suspects were arrested in Yenagoa, two months after the vicious attack on the residence of the mother of the lawmaker at Sangana.
Bayelsa State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Olakpe, who briefed newsmen at the police command headquarters in Yenagoa, said the suspects were nabbed during police raids on identified ‘black spots’ in the state.
He said: “The three-member gang went into Sangana, kidnapped the mother of the lawmaker and in the wake of the kidnap, two little children, who were crying, were shot dead by the gang. The suspects had confessed their involvement in kidnapping and murder of two innocent children. They will be made to face the full wrath of the law.”
Also arrested in a separate incident, according to the state police boss, was a notorious armed robber, identified as Ndidi Ezekiel from Abraka in Delta State, who was allegedly involved in the snatching of the sum of N500,000 from a bank customer in Yenagoa.
Luck ran out on the hoodlum when he was overpowered by his victim with the help of members of the public and was picked up by a police team on patrol duty.
Security operatives, according to the Commissioner of Police, also nabbed a 300 level student of the state Niger Delta University, for his alleged involvement in gang rape of a female undergraduate of the institution.
Olakpe also said the police arrested 11 members of a cult group known as Greenlanders over their alleged involvement in series of violent cult clashes in parts of the state capital, adding that the relative lull in crime in Yenagoa metropolis was made possible by the information provided by the public.