The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a tricycles snatching specialist, Ikechukwu Eze, in Ozubulu, Ekwesigo local Government Area of the state and recovered a pump-action gun and bullets from him.
Confirming the arrest in a statement, the state PPRO, SP Haruna Mohamed said Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division in conjunction with Vigilante group intercepted the suspected with a gun in Ozubulu on the 28th of November, 2019.
According to the PPRO: “On the 28th of November, 2019, at about 02:30 am while on routine patrol, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division in conjunction with Vigilante group intercepted one Ikechukwu Eze, ‘m’, aged 21 years of Okpuneme village Umudim, Nneni with a tricycle (Keke-Napep)bearing plate number PHC 541 QV,” he said.
He said a search was conducted on the tricycle and the police recovered one Pump Action gun and seven live cartridges.
He stated that investigations revealed that suspect allegedly snatched the tricycle at a gunpoint from one Munachi Dike of Awada Obosi at Onitsha Owerri Expressway before Oba junction.
He also said that the suspect has confessed to the crime voluntarily and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
Meanwhile,the state Commissioner of Police, John B.Abang, has urged tricycle and motorcycle riders to always be careful of the passengers they pick especially at nights and in isolated areas in order not to fall victims of snatching syndicates.Read Full Story