Anambra Police arrest three on Christmas Eve for alleged armed robbery

The Police in Anambra State have arrested three persons for robbery on the eve of Christmas.

The suspects, who are already in police custody were being interrogated for their roles in robbery operations in Onitsha axis of the state.

The Police Public Relations officer of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed the arrests to journalists, said the suspects included; Sunday Eze, 22, Gabriel Ogadi, 20and Uchenna Okoro, 31.

Haruna in a press release said, “On the 23/12/2018 at about 10pm, following a distress call that some hoodlums were robbing motorists in a traffic gridlock at Central School Road Umusiome Nkpor in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State, Police detectives attached to Ogidi Division responded swiftly and arrested one Sunday Eze of Adaba village, Uzor-Uwani LGA of Enugu State with one battle axe while others fled.

“Similarly at about 2am of 24/12/2018 following another distress call of a robbery incident at the same location, Police Patrol team responded and arrested one Gabriel Ogadi of Umusiome Nkpor and recovered one locally made single barrel pistol with two live cartridges.

“In another development, on the 24/12/2018 at about 9pm, Police Patrol team attached to Isiowulu Division while on stop and search arrested one Uchenna Okoro of Ogbaku in Awgu LGA of Enugu State.

“Suspect was arrested at Afa Street Odume layout Obosi with a stolen Toyota Corolla Car with Registration number FGG 828 belonging to one Uchenna Obioha.Vehicle was stolen since November 2018.”

Haruna said the command has intensified patrol in the affected area and all case are under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.

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