Three armed robbery suspects arrested by Police operatives, guns, tricycle recovered
Operatives of the Nigerian Police, Anambra State Command, have arrested a three-man armed robbery gang that specialises in tricycle snatching in the state.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, who disclosed the arrest in a statement in Awka, on Sunday, said that the operatives intercepted the armed robbery gang at Neni in Anaocha Local Government Area of the State, after snatching a Tricycle from the owner in Agu-Awka, the state capital, Saturday night.
He said the gang was smashed following information received from the Police in Awka that the gang was fleeing towards Anaocha LGA.
“The Police who were on patrol with the local vigilante laid an ambush for the robbers and got them apprehended. One Baretta Pistol and one locally made Chief Revolver Pistol, twelve rounds of life, and one expended ammunition were recovered from the three-man gang. The Tricycle has also been recovered.
“The suspects arrested are Ebuka Madu ‘M’ age 22years of Umunze, Chinedu Godwin ‘M’ age 23years from Enugu State, and Udegbunam Chikezie ‘M’ 18years of Neni.
“Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, has assured members of the Public and Ndi Anambra that the confidence reposed in the Command for the maintenance of law and order and pursuit of justice shall not be taken for granted. And he has directed that the suspects be arraigned in court after a diligent investigation,” the PPRO added.