Scores of people were injured while several goods were destroyed yesterday when suspected armed robbers who were fleeing from policemen rammed into street traders along Bishop Okoye Street in Mile Three Area of Port Harcourt.
However, three of them were later arrested along Abuja By-Pass, also in the Mile Three Area of Port Harcourt, by detectives from the Olu Obasanjo Police Station.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the suspected armed robbers drove with speed into Bishop Okoye Street as they were being chased by operatives from both Olu Obasanjo Police Division and Nkpolu Oroworokwo Police Division, all located within the Mile Three axis.
A trader in the street, who simply identified herself as Rachael told our correspondent that they were in the market when they saw a Sienna vehicle with four occupants brandishing guns with their heads out of the windows of the vehicles.
The trader said there was confusion as the armed robbers drove with speed into Bishop Okoye Street while being chased by police officers.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident.
Iringe-Koko stated the fleeing armed robbers were apprehended by detectives attached to Olu-Obasanjo Police Division, adding that three were arrested while one of the suspects escaped.