Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Anambra Police command have arrested robbery syndicate terrorizing commercial city of Onitsha and its environs.
Spokesman of the Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed confirmed that two suspects were arrested while firearms/ammunition and other incriminating items were recovered.
“On the 21/5/2020 at about 6:30pm following intelligence report,Police operatives attached to the Command special Anti Robbery Squad(SARS) in collaboration with the local vigilante group arrested at Upper Iweka in Onitsha, Anambra State one Kosisochukwu Onyemerem ‘m’ aged 20 years and Emeka kalu ‘m’ aged 19 years respectively.
“Suspects were caught red handed while robbing innocent passersby of their belongings at upper iweka. On sighting the police operatives suspects engaged them in a shoot out and took to their heels when overpowered but they were pursued and arrested with the assistance of the local vigilante group in the area.
“Meanwhile, Exhibits recovered in their possessions includes two locally made revolver pistols,five .9mm live ammunition,three assorted phones allegedly snatched from the victims of the robbery operation, one driver’s licence bearing the name Fidelis Offor, and cash sum of One hundred and twenty three thousand naira( #123, 000) of different denomination.Case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
“Consequently,the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang,fdc reassures Ndi Anambra that the Command under his watch will continue to make Anambra State unbearable to the criminal elements until they repent or relocate from the State.