The police in Ebrumede, Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta, have arrested a 44-year-old staff of a popular eatery in Warri, over alleged robbery.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Delta, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Warri.
The suspect was arrested on Wednesday in Ogun area of Warri, following the lodgment of a complaint at the Ebrumede Police Station by the victim, Fred Dolor.
The suspect was alleged to have connived with members of his gang now at large, to attack the victim in a commercial tricycle on April 17 in Okere-Urhobo area of Warri.
The victim was allegedly dispossessed of his cell phone valued at N48,000 in addition of N96,000 cash.
Police said the stolen cell phone was tracked, leading to the arrest of the suspect and that further investigation into the incident was on.
He said: “I was in a tricycle around Okere Market barely a week ago. These guys just entered the Keke (tricycle) and tried to confuse me.”
In the process, they robbed me of N96,000 cash and an Infinix Hot 6 phone valued at N48,000.
He added: “If anyone had told me that the police could track and bring back my phone and even apprehend the suspect, I would hardly believe it.”