Three armed robbers refuse to be paraded in Rivers State
Three armed robbery suspects identified as Charles Harry, John James and Frank Anyaegbulem, gave policemen a tough time, yesterday, as they vowed that they were ready to be shot dead than allow themselves to be paraded before newsmen. .
According to Punchng, they were arrested on Thursday behind a bar located at Mbaka Town in Rumuolumeni, where they were engaged in drinking and smoking of Indian hemp. .
On searching a hidden apartment behind the bar, the policemen, recovered various arms and ammunition. Efforts made by the policemen to parade them were not successful as the suspects insisted that they were ready to be shot dead than to be paraded. .
One of the suspects said, “I did not commit any crime. I will not allow myself to be paraded. I’m ready to be shot dead here than allow myself to stand at that place (paraded).” .
The suspects also refused to speak with newsmen, who wanted to get their own part of the story and why they were involved in armed robbery. .
However the police disclosed that they recovered 25 rounds of live ammunition, 7.62mm loaded in a magazine, local revolver pistol with 9mm live ammunition and 32 pieces of live ammunition for AK-47 rifles.
Other items recovered are one pair of Mobile Police combat trousers, three face masks, three refrigerators, three television sets, two DVD players and one pack of gunpowder, bag of Indian hemp, sachet of hard drugs and one generator.