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Saturday, 9 April 2016

Police arrest corps member in Anambra

The Anambra Police command has arrested a serving corps member
alongside 8 others over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping cases.
The state’s Police public relations officer, DSP Ali Okechukwu,
disclosed this on Thursday, April 7, in Awkuzu, to newsmen.
Pm News reports that the arrest was made possible after police acted
on a tip-off. He said that the corper on March 22, conspired with
another suspect and broke into the Igwe’s lodge at Abagana and
robbed students of National Open University of their handsets, laptops
and cash of N92, 000.

“On March 6 at about 2100hrs, four kidnappers who hailed from Obosi
in Idemili Local Government, lured their victim (a young lady), out of
Onitsha Sports Club, via Facebook to Oguta Road in Onitsha, where
she was kidnapped at an uncompleted building. The victim was also
kept for days until the ransom of N500, 000 was paid.

“The victim was stripped naked and video recorded after robbing her of
a Samsung Galaxy phone, blue tap phone and wrist watch all valued
at N90,000,”

Okechukwu said.
He also said that on Febuary 23, another four armed robbery suspects
conspired and robbed one Mr Ikechukwu Ogeh of N3 million cash at
gun-point, at the Amansea section of the Awka-Enugu
expressway.

Okechukwu who said that all the suspects confessed to
the crimes, noted that items recovered from them included, one locally
made short gun with live cartridge and an axe.

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