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Anambra Police smash one-chance gang, phone robbers

From Chuks Collins, Awka


A gang of two notorious armed hoodlums suspects who specialised in “one- chance” robbery and handsets snatching along the Ogidi/Nkpor/Tarzan and Umunya axis in Anambra state has been nabbed by the state police command.

Recovered from them are two firearms, twelve assorted telephone handsets, a huge cash sum of two hundred and ninety-six thousand Maura. (N296,000). The money was reasonably suspected to have been stolen from numerous victims at gun point.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer(PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, at about 4.30am on Sept 6,2020 about 4:30am, a credible intelligence report obtained by police operatives attached Ogbunike Division smashed the robbery syndicate and arrested

Consequently Chukwuemeka Ikechukwu “m’ aged 22 years of Chibest Street,Tarzan area in Nkpor, and Tochukwu Okeke ‘m’ aged 30 years of Nkwelle Ukeh in Idemili North council of the state were arrested.

Investigation noted they were part of the gang allegedly involved in series of Armed robbery and handset snatching operating at Ogidi,Nkpor,Tarzan,Umunya,Odomodo,tollgate axis of the Enugu-Onitsha Federal highway and its environs.

Some exhibits recovered in their possession includes one automatic pump action with breech no 12776, one English manurhin pistol,one dagger,two hand bags,twelve assorted handsets,one purse containing recharge cards of various denomination, one tricycle Keke with REG. number NSH 299 QH, one locked safe containing unspecified amount of money and cash sum of Two hundred and ninety Six thousand Naira(#296,000) all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different Victims.Case under investigation after which suspects would be brought to book.

The police Command has alerted the Public whose handsets and other belongings were either snatched or stolen through similar modus to report at Ogbunike division or the command Special Anti Robbery Squad at Akwuzu in order to claim their property and also give further evidence to aid Police investigation.

The Police Commissioner, CP John Abang has urged all law abiding citizens to be vigilant even in this ember months period.

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