Posted by News Express | 15 May 2020 | 478 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Police operatives attached to Umuchu, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, have arrested two armed robbery suspects.
The suspects, Ogbonna Chigozie, aged 18-year-old, a native of Uturu in Isuikwuato LGA, Abia State, and 33-year-old Chimezie Afulor, an indigene of Akirra Umunokpa Uzowani LGA of Enugu State.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects were intercepted while riding in a tricycle at the border post in Umuchu by officers enforcing the COVID-19 curfew in Aguata area.
The statement partly reads: “Today being 14/05/2020 at about 5:23am Police operatives attached to Umuchu Division in conjunction with patrol team from MOPOL 29 PMF Awka while enforcing the COVID-19 Curfew in Umuchu, Aguata LGA intercepted one Ogbonna Chigozie ‘m’ aged 18 years from Uturu Okigwe LGA of Abia State but resides at Nkpor in Idemili North LGA, and Chimezie Afulor ‘m’ aged 33years from Akirra Umunokpa Uzowani LGA of Enugu State.
“They were intercepted at the border post in Umuchu inside a tricycle with registration number GDD 081 VC conducting themselves in a suspicious manner.
“Suspects were immediately searched and the following exhibits recovered in their possessions, one locally made pistol with four rounds of life ammunition, one tricycle, house breaking implements and cash sum of thirty one thousand seven hundred and twenty Naira (N31,720).”
Mohammed said that preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects allegedly snatched the tricycle from Nkpor and were trying to cross to Akokwa in Imo State before they were arrested.
Mohammed said the Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang, has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.
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