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Wanted Robber In Akwa Ibom Arrested While Treating Gunshot Injuries In Lagos (Photo)

Afeez Hanafi

A suspected armed robber, Sunday Ukpe, is currently in police custody after he was arrested in the Orisha Imude area of Ajangbadi, Lagos State.

It was learnt that the 33-year-old Ukpe fled to Lagos after sustaining gunshot injuries in Akwa Ibom State. He was apprehended on Monday by operatives from the Ajangbadi division while he was treating himself.

The suspect was said to be on the list of suspected criminals terrorising Akwa Ibom, while a manhunt had allegedly been launched for him by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the state police command.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Ukpe had been on the run after allegedly involving in several robbery operations in Akwa Ibom.

He was eventually arrested while applying a medication on the injuries which also affected his private parts.

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect had confessed to the crime, adding that the command would continue to clamp down on criminals.

Badmos, a Superintendent of Police, said Ukpe had been taken to a hospital for proper treatment and would be transferred to the Akwa Ibom police command for further investigation.

She said, “Ukpe is a wanted armed robbery suspect and kidnapper who escaped from Akwa Ibom State with gunshot injuries. He was arrested at Orisha Imude, Ajangbadi, while he was applying native medication on his private parts. He confessed to have been shot in Akwa Ibom State.

“Due to the critical nature of the gunshot, which damaged part of his testis, he was taken to a private hospital.

“Investigation was extended to the Akwa Ibom State Police Command and it was confirmed that the suspect is a serial killer and armed robber who has been on the wanted list of the state SARS. Effort is ongoing to hand him over to the command for discreet investigation.”

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