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Tricycle rider arrested for transporting armed robbers in Yenagoa

A tricycle driver, Freeborn Newton Ogelle, has been arrested for transporting three suspected robbers, who were robbing innocent victims in different locations within Yenagoa metropolis, Bayelsa state.

Chairman of the Bayelsa State Vigilante Service, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, who made this known in a statement on Friday, said information came through an anonymous phone call that a four-man gang inside a tricycle are robbing innocent victims at different locations around Kpansia area.

“Our men led by the Secretary of the State Vigilante Service, Hon. Innocent Kalaingo, immediately swung into action and traced the tricycle along Yenezue-gene road off Mbiama-Yenagoa expressway,” he stated.

“Immediately they sighted us at the INEC junction, they drove off with speed, and on getting to Kpansia school field they jumped out from the tricycle and ran into the Epie creek with their arms, while some of our men were still chasing them. Meanwhile the tricycle rider was caught along Okaka road.”

According to Hon. Kalaingo, who led the special squad of the state vigilante service for the operation, the other three boys jumped out of the tricycle were armed with guns, carrying bags and phones along with them.

Ogelle and his tricycle has been handed over to the Ekeki Division of the Bayelsa State Command.

Alagba, who thanked the informant who called the phone line of the outfit as at the time of the robbery, also urged members of the public to always assist the security agency by giving information that will help curb crime and criminality in the state.

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