Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 30 August 2019 | 600 times
Three suspected carjackers operating within Anambra and Delta states were on Thursday nabbed by the Anambra State Police Command with 150 handsets in their possession.
The suspects include Ebuka Christian Eziamaka of Ire village, Obosi, Chinedu Nweke of Mbekwe Estate, Ogidi, both from Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State and Anyingor Arinze of Otueke, Asaba, Delta State.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said that the suspects were part of the gang allegedly involved in series of armed robbery/carjacking incidents in Asaba and Anambra axis.
He said the handsets were suspected to have been stolen from different victims.
According to him, the suspects were arrested by a team of Puff Adder operatives in conjunction with police detectives attached to Aguata Division of the command following intelligence report.
Mohammed said that vehicles stolen recently by the suspects were one Toyota Corolla 2004 and Lexus 300 car in Aguata, Anambra State
He added: “Exhibits recovered in their possession includes one Gionee handset belonging to one of the victims whose vehicle was snatched.
“Other exhibits recovered are 12 Itel phones of different models, 26 Infinix phones of different models, 32 Tecno phones of different models, 16 Samsung phones of different models, three Gionee phones of different models and 60 other smaller phones of different make and models all reasonably suspected to have been snatched from different victims
“The Command has enjoined (members of ) the public whose handsets were either snatched or stolen through similar modus to report at the Special Anti-robbery Squad, Awkuzu with proof of ownership in order to claim their handsets and also give further evidence to aid police investigation.”
He said the case was under investigation after which suspects would be prosecuted.
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