By Ikeugonna Eleke
A four-man syndicate who specializes in stealing motorcycles in Anambra has slashed off the right ear of a motorcyclist, Mr Nnamdi Ebegbe, in Nri, before stealing and making away with his bike.
The four-man gang comprises Francis Ezeibekwe, 22 years from Ikenga Village, Adazi Ani; Ndubuisi Kaliaozor, 20 years of Agbadama Village, Nri; Ugoji Chibuzor, 19 years of Uruofolo Village, Nri and Elochukwu Anyaoke, 29 years from Umuowelle Village.
The Sate Police Public relations officer of Anambra State Police Command, SP Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this to journalists, said the men were later apprehended after residents of Nri Community raised alarm after they snatched the bike.
Haruna said, ‘On the 01/06/2020, at about 1:30pm,following a distress call, Police operatives attached to Neni Division, in collaboration with the vigilante group, arrested four robbery suspects who specialize in snatching motorcycles along Nri-Neni axis.
‘The suspects were arrested in their hideout inside the bush at Nri by Neni in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State after allegedly robbing one Nnamdi Ebegbe of his motorcycle, Top Star, with registration number, NSK 426 QJ, phone, and an unspecified amount of money after chopping off part of his right ear with a knife.’
Haruna said that upon the arrest of the suspects, exhibits, including one cutlass, a motorcycle and a phone belonging to the victim, were recovered from them.
He added that the case was still under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to court.