The tricycle rider accused the suspects of hitting him on the head and forcing him out of the tricycle before robbing him.
Operatives of the police have arrested two suspects attempting to rob a commercial tricycle rider in Effurun, Delta state.
According to a statement released by DSP Bright Edafe, spokesperson of the state police command, on February 22 about 10.30am, a tricycle(Keke) rider reported that two young men flagged him down at PTI junction Effurun and hired him to convey them to Agbarho.
The tricycle rider further stated that on getting to Agbarho bridge along Ughelli-Portharcourt Expressway, one of the passengers hit him on the head and forced him out of the tricycle, and robbed him of his tricycle. The DPO Agbarho Division detailed operatives to investigate with a view to arresting the suspects and recovering the tricycle.
”Consequently, on February 23, at about 12 noon, upon an intelligence led investigation, the hoodlums were trailed to their hideout in Eghwarha road Agbarho, where two (2) suspects namely: Goodluck Ahirima ‘m’ age 24yrs and Charles Oyibocha ‘m’ age 24yrs were arrested and the snatched tricycle recovered. Investigation is ongoing.” Edafe said.