A 14-year-old boy was apprehended in Rivers State, reportedly in the act of robbery, with a pistol in his possession.


In Rivers State, a 14-year-old boy was apprehended by a local vigilante group while in the act of robbing residents along Ikwerre Road in the Mile 1 area of Diobu in Port Harcourt. The vigilante, known as Diobu Security Services, alleges that the teenager was the leader of a three-member criminal gang during the operation on the night of Sunday, October 8.

The Commander of Diobu Security Service, Prince Amatari, revealed this during a conversation with reporters in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, October 10. Amatari explained that the boy’s arrest came in response to a distress call from residents of the area who reported that some individuals were forcibly taking their money and other valuables along Ikwerre Street by Emenike.

Amatari’s team swiftly responded to the situation, causing two of the criminals to flee, but they managed to apprehend the 14-year-old.

The vigilante Commander expressed, “If a 14-year-old boy has the audacity to rob residents with a pistol, it underscores the current state of our society. The victims reported that the criminals had taken their money, clothing, and mobile phones. When I spoke to the suspect, he claimed that hunger drove him to commit the crime.”

Amatari further added, “I asked him why, at the age of 14, he wasn’t in school, and he replied that he couldn’t afford to pay for his education, which is why he joined an armed robbery gang.”

Subsequently, the suspect was handed over to the Mile 1 Police Station in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

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