Anambra Police smash tricycle snatching syndicate
The Anambra State Police Command PPRO, SP Haruna Mohammed said that the Command’s operatives smashed a tricycle ( keke) snatching syndicate in Oba,Idemili South LGA of Anambra State
The spokesman said this in Anambra State Police Command diary published on behalf of the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.
Mohammed narrated how the police arrested two suspects and recovers one tricycle allegedly snatched from a victim after pouring a pepperish substance on his face.
He said: “On the 26/5/2020, around 7:55am, at Umuogali Oba along Onitsha/Owerri road, two suspected members of tricycle snatching syndicate who specializes in snatching tricycle popularly called KEKE were arrested by Police patrol team attached to Oba Division in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
“The suspects namely IKENNA IBEMESI “m” aged 28 years of Ogbunike town and CHUKWUDI OFFORBUIKE ‘m’ aged 35 years of Nkwere Ogidi allegedly poured a pepperish substance on the face of the tricycle rider one Joseph Asogwa ‘m’ of No.31 Iro-Okoye Street Obosi and snatched his tricycle with Reg. No NKK 744 QY.
“Meanwhile,victim quickly raised alarm which attracted the attention of police patrol team who quickly responded and arrested the suspects.
“The snatched tricycle was also recovered in their possession and registered as exhibit.Case under investigation after which suspects would be brought to justice.
“Consequently,the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc urges keke/motorcycle riders in the State to be wary of such syndicates especially at the early or late hours in order not to fall victims in the hands of the hoodlums please.”