Ex-Soldier, 27 others paraded for armed robbery, kidnapping in Anambra

www.odogwublog.com reports that a 26-year old former military officer from 20 Mechanised  Battalion, Taraba State, Ebeje Nnamdi, who serves as the gang’s trainer and 27 others, were yesterday, paraded by the Anambra State police command for various offences, ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery and cult activities.
 
Parading the suspects, the Anambra state Police Commissioner, Mr. Garba Umar said the deserter military officer and his gang were arrested on August 31, 2017 following investigation and intelligence reports.
 
Umar said the command arrested the gang leader, Kenneth Chimezie who led the team of police operatives from the command to their trainer’s hideout where he was arrested along with other gang members; Peter Onyebuchi Ali and Ugwuokpe Nnaemeka and three others at large.
 
The suspects were members of a six man gang of armed robbers that were responsible for the killing of police officers at Onitsha and robberies at filling stations at various points in the state, including the robbery at Bukachi filling Station at Eziowelle last month.
 
Items recovered from the suspects include: 336 rounds of 7.62mm AK 47 live ammunitions, three empty AK 47 rifle magazines, one locally made double barrel pistol with two live cartridges, IPOB wears, criminal charms and many ATM cards.
 
Also paraded at the Command’s headquarters in Amawbia yesterday were 22 young men suspected to be cultists.
 
The suspects who belong to different cult groups, were arrested at Nnewi by the police Special  Anti-cultism squared at a scene of initiation.
 
The command also arrested and paraded two suspected kidnappers, Chukwudi Nwabundo and Obiora Madubueze while the third suspect, Chinaza Udeezue who sustained gunshot injuries was latter conformed dead at an undisclosed hospital.
 
CP Umar said that the police command rescued their victim, Peter Chukwuemeka who hails from Isiokwe village in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State.
 
The suspects confessed to the crime upon interrogation, though, the runaway army officer, who hails from Nsukka in Enugu State denied being a trainer to the armed robbers and the members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
 
The police boss, Umar, however reiterated the readiness of the command to continue partnering other security agencies and law abiding citizens of the state in eliminating all forms of crimes and criminalities in the state.
 
He also advised parents to take care of their children and wards in order to reduce cases of cultism in the society.
Ex-Soldier, 27 others paraded for armed robbery, kidnapping in Anambra Ex-Soldier, 27 others paraded for armed robbery, kidnapping in Anambra Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, September 07, 2017 Rating: 5

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