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Police arrest suspected killer of corps members

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The police in Bayelsa have arrested the suspected killer of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Yenagoa, an official confirmed.

The corps members were killed in March at Swali community of Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.

The state police spokesperson, Asinim Buswat, said on Friday that the police paraded one Peter Joshua in connection to the killing.

He was paraded alongside other suspected criminals.

The police boss said the launch of ‘Operation Puff Adder’, had greatly aided the fight against criminals in the state.

“On 20/03/2019, at about 2230 hours, six unknown gunmen invaded the residence of one Oluwatobi Popoola Olakunle and George Onokpoma, who were corps members serving at Izi-Victory International School, Swali community, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, shot and killed the corps members and stole some valuable items from their residence which included an Infinix X601 phone belonging to Popoola Oluwatobi.”

“Policemen sung into action and investigation led to the arrest of one Peter Joshua ‘m’ 24 years, a native of Kabba, Kogi State and recovered the said Infinix X601 phone belonging to Popoola Oluwatobi.

“The suspect confessed that the phone was given to him by one Idekinulobi of Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi State, who was arrested for another robbery case by the special anti-robbery squad”, police statement read.

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