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Police intercepts lorry load of ‘palliative mattresses’ in Bayelsa, arrest two suspects

Operatives of the Bayelsa Police Command has intercepted a truckload of mattresses suspected to be stolen “Covid-19 palliatives”, in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The suspects identified as Shehu Yola, 42 years and Sunday Emmanuel, aged 28, were arrested with the “stolen palliatives” as they were about exiting the state capital.

According to police, the arrests of the suspects followed a tip off, which prompted peratives of Bayelsa State Police Command to swing into action.

Confirming the arrests of the suspects, a statement by state Police Spokesman Asinim SP Butswat, stated: “Following a tip off, Operatives of Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested one Shehu Yola ‘m’ 42 years and one Sunday Emmanuel ‘m’ 28 years, at Okaka, Yenagoa.

“The suspects were arrested on 18 February 2021, at about 2100hours, with a truckload of mattresses suspected to be stolen property. The Commissioner of Police CP Mike Okoli fsi, has ordered for discreet Investigation to unravel the source of the mattresses.

“The suspects were arrested on 18 February 2021, at about 2100hours, with a truckload of mattresses suspected to be stolen property.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Mike Okoli fsi, has ordered for discreet investigation to unravel the source of the mattresses.”

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