Again, the Anambra State Police Command has dislodged an armed robbery syndicate terrorising Nkpor junction in Awka Ukpo and Obosi in the State.
The police operatives attached to B Division Awka dislodged the robbery incident at Maja Awka following a distress call and arrested a 27-year-old man identified as Chime Raymond Ugwu who hails from Amachala village, Enugu Ezike Nsukka in Enugu State.
Police saved the suspect from the mob who beat him to stupor and recovered a locally made pistol and one cartridge.
According to a statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, it reported that other suspects were arrested at other places in the State.
The statement reads, ‘Similarly, on 19/1/2021 at about 9:30 pm, police operatives attached to Awada Division responded to a distress call of suspected armed robbers and arrested one Ifeanyichukwu Okoye ‘m’ aged 26years of Owelleaja community. The suspect and his accomplices presently at large allegedly stabbed a middle-aged man and snatched his infinix Hot 5 mobile phone at Owelleaja. Exhibit recovered from the suspect include one fabricated rifle.
Also on 19/1/2021 at about 10:pm, police patrol team attached to Isiowulu Division responded to a distress call at Nkpor junction and arrested one Friday Igwe ‘m’ of Obosi. Exhibits recovered from the suspect includes one live ammunition of 7.65 mm, four(4) different shoulder bags, two handsets and one tricycle with REG NO.WER 304 WC used by the syndicates to perpetrate the crime.
Furthermore, on 15/1/2021 at about 5:45 pm, following intelligence report police operatives attached to Ukpor Division arrested one Ogbogor Martins ‘m’ aged 29years of Ketogwa Obodo Cross Rivers State but resides at Amadin village Ukpor. Exhibits recovered from the suspect includes one Double barrel pump-action and three empty magazines of AK 47 rifles. All cases are under investigation after which suspects would be brought to book.
Consequently, the Commissioner of police CP John B.Abang, FDC, once again reassure ‘Ndi Anambra’ of their safety and urged them not to relent in providing timely information through the emergency number 112 or 07039194332 for the prompt response, please.’