Naval officers rescue robbery suspect from angry mob


Luck yesterday ran out on one, out of the three notorious armed robbery suspects that have been terrorizing residents of Okpoko area in Ogbaru local government area of Anambra State.
The robbery suspect was said to have been apprehended by an angry mob while he and two other members of his gang now at large were trying to carry out their nefarious activity.
It however took the swift intervention of the men of the Nigerian Navy from the Naval Outpost Onitsha, to rescue the arrested suspect, who gave his name as Ifeany Ogboji, from being set ablaze by the angry mob.
Ogboji who did not deny his involvement in the crime, claimed to be 20 years old orphan and that he is from Ebonyi state adding that he was a bus conductor before joining the robbery gang.
He gave the names of two suspects who escaped as Black Man and Oscar, and pleaded with the security agencies to be given another chance, promising that he will never be involve in any crime again. .   
Addressing newsmen shortly before handing the suspect over to the men of the Anti Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police Onitsha, Commanding Officer of the Naval Outpost Onitsha, Navy Commander Kabir Muhammed who spoke through the Information Officer of the Naval Outpost Onitsha, Sub Lieutenant Sulaiman Sulaiman said “immediately we received the call we swung into action, and with the prompt response of our men the suspect was rescued and brought to our base here in Odoekpe.
“At about 8.52 Thursday morning we received a call from a Good Samaritan that an arrested armed robbery suspect was about to be set ablaze at Kara area of Otumonye in Odoekpe.”
“As you can see, the wounds on his body, suspect was already beaten to a pulp and about to be set ablaze when we arrived there and took him away, some of the items recovered from him suspect were assorted types of daggers, and some illicit and illegal substances.
He said the recovered weapons will be handed over to the Police while the illicit substances would be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, like they did few months ago for further investigations.
The intervention according to him is in line with the directive, mission and vision of the Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ibok Ette Ibang, who has directed the unit to assist other security agencies in ensuring internal security in Anambra state.
He said the Navy patrol teams carry out operations in volatile areas of the commercial town of Onitsha noting that the recent operations commenced about a month ago and have been able to arrest a good number of suspected criminals with all kinds of dangerous weapons and ban illicit drugs.
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