Anambra state police command has arrested four alleged criminal suspects terrorising residents of Awka, Nkpor, Awada and Ukpor axis.
The suspects were said to have been arrested following intelligent resports.
Confirming the report, police public relations Officer, CSP Haruna Mohammed, said, “Following review of its crime prevention strategies and prompt response to distress calls in the year 2021,the Command has recorded cases of interest to members of the public during the week under review as follows,
“On 18/1/2021 police operatives attached to B’ Division Awka responded to a distress call of robbery incident at Maja Awka and arrested one Chime Raymond Ugwu ‘m’ aged 27years native of Amachala village, Enugu Ezike Nsukka in Enugu State. Exhibits recovered from the suspect include a cut to size locally made pistol and one cartridge. Suspect was beaten to stupor by the mob and was taken to police hospital for treatment”.
“Similarly, on 19/1/2021 at about 9:30pm, 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. 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 includes 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 5:45pm,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 include 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, 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 prompt response,” the statement added.