Three persons suspected to have carried out armed robbery at Cham on the Gombe-Yola road have been arrested by the Gombe State Police Command.
“Our men received a distress call that armed robbers had blocked the Mararaban Kulani area of the Gombe-Yola road and rushed to the scene,” said Fwaje Atajiri, Public Relations Officer of the command.
Atajiri explained that a team of policemen from Cham Division were on patrol around 2.30 a.m. on Friday when they received a distress call that armed robbers were on rampage.
“On sighting the patrol team, the robbers opened fire, leading to the exchange of gun shots; the hoodlums ran away and abandon their motorcycle,” he said.
According to him, having seen blood spilt on the scene of the incident, the policemen went round clinics and hospitals in search of the suspects.
“One of the suspected robbers from Degri village in Balanga Local Government Area of the state was identified.
“Our men identified him with the gunshot wound on his right hand when he went for treatment at the Kowa Clinic, Bambam for treatment.
“He has confessed to committing the crime in company of two others at the scene of the robbery.”
Atajiri said the two other suspects had since been arrested and are assisting the police in their investigation after which they would be charged to the court.