. . . Recovers Arms, Ammunition, stolen Car
By Abuchi Onwumelu
In its continued efforts to further stem the tide of crimes and criminality to the barest minimum, the Anambra State Police Command says its proactive steps through intelligence gathering, visibility policing and constant raids on criminal hideouts in the state have yielded and continued to yield remarkable results.
Addressing newsmen at the command's headquarters, Amawbia, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Garba Baba Umar, said the command on the 20/1/2019 through the command's Special Anti Robbery Squad arrested the following suspects:. Emeka Ihenacho, 'm' aged 25 years; Ekene Edeh, 'm' aged 28 years; Nwobodo Kosichukwu, 'm' aged, 26 years; Rapuruchukwu Obum, 'm' aged, 28 years; noting that the suspects had on the 10/1/2019 at 10: 30 pm robbed one Mbazue Chizoba, 'm' of Nsugbe of his Acura SUV with Reg. No. AAA 114 FF, adding that the suspects had confessed to the crime and the stolen vehicle was also recovered in their possession and case under investigation.
His words, 'On the 18/1/2019 at about 3: 30 pm, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to the Command's Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS Awkuzu), arrested one Abumchukwu Obiekwe, 'm', aged 21 years and Okoye Michael, 'm', aged 20 years, of Anaocha LGA of Anambra State.
Suspects conspired and injured through gunshot one Michael Victor 'm' aged 28 years with intent to rob him of his motorcycle between Agulu and Adazi-Nnukwu Road on the 16/1/2019 at about 7: 45pm.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include:-
i. One locally made pistol, five rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and one Cartridge. Case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution,' he said.
CP Garba Umar also said that on the 12/1/2019 at about 4.00 am, following intelligence report, police operatives attached to Federal Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) Akwuzu arrested the following syndicate: Chimezie Aronu, 'm' aged 22 years: Uchenna Obiora, 'm' aged 18 years and, Chibuike Omankwu, 'm' aged 20, years at Ire Village, Ogidi in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State, noting that the suspects had on 11/1/2019 allegedly robbed and shot one Ifeanyi Nwanga in Ifite - Dunu at about 4: 30 pm, adding that they had confessed to the crime and also led the Police to the place where they hid the weapon used in perpetrating what he described as the dastardly act and that one cut to size single barrel gun and one cartridge were recovered from them, even as he said the case was under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
'On the 30/01/2019 at about 6pm following intelligence report, Police Detectives attached to Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested the following syndicate:
i. Ebuka Emekwite, 'm', aged 26 years
ii.Uchendu Afunwa, 'm', aged 25 years
'Suspects had conspired and robbed one Linus Emeka of his Lexus Jeep with Reg No ENU 779 NX on the 24/12/2018. Exhibits recovered in their possession include,
i. One Lexus Jeep with Reg No ENU 779 NX
ii.One Barreta pistol with six rounds of live ammunition of .9mm.
Case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
'On the 15/01/2019 following report on intelligence, Police Detectives attached to State Criminal Investigation Department in collaboration with the Department of State Service arrested one Clement Madubuchi, 'm' aged 28 years with a fabricated pistol and six live cartridges.
'Suspect has confessed to be an armed robber and is assisting the Police with useful information that would help in arresting his accomplices and bring them to justice.
'It is pertinent to emphasize here that, these aforementioned successes were made possible through cooperation borne out of implicit confidence from well meaning members of the public and sheer patriotism to engender a safe and secure environment for all residents in the state.
'Finally, the Command is making a clarion call to the good people of Anambra State to report any suspicious person to the nearest Police Station or through the Command emergency number 07039194332 for prompt action, please,' he concluded.