THE Police in Anambra State said it has arrested a six-man robbery syndicate at Oba in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
The Police Public Relations Officer of the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this in Awka, said the suspects were arrested on June 29, 2018, at about 4.30 pm following intelligence report.
He said suspects intercepted a trailer loaded with Dangote cement along Onitsha/Owerri road on June 9, 2018, at about 3.30am, carting the entire cement in the trailer.
“At about 1630hrs, following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to the command special Anti-robbery squad (FSARS) arrested the following syndicate, Obinna Ibeh (24), Edwin Chibuzor (24), Orji Onyema (26) and Friday Nwankwo (23),” he said.
Mohammed said further investigation led to the arrest of the two receivers of the stolen goods, namely Onuchukwu Chinedu (36) and Eze Levi (38).
While revealing that some exhibits were recovered from the suspects, the PPRO assured that they would be charged to court for prosecution after the investigation was concluded.
Similarly, a 24-year old man was arrested by Police Patrol team while on routine patrol around 1.35am at Nodu village, Okpuno in Awka South local government area of the state.
The Police spokesperson said the suspect, Chigozie Nwankwo James, was intercepted in a Tricycle popularly known as Keke, with registration number Awka 820 QT.
“Following a search on the tricycle, Two pump Action guns with breech Numbers HV 942110 and 9041 Makes Maverick and Master magnum respectively, were recovered,” he said.
He said the suspect was assisting the Police with useful information that would lead to the arrest of his accomplices.