Anambra State Police Command has arrested a four robbery suspects who specializes in hijacking trucks loaded with bags of cements.
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Haruna Mohammed, made this known to THE DAILY VENDOR in a press statement Monday.
Haruna said, “There was intelligence report received on 26/3/2020 at about 5:30am that a Howo truck with Registration number AAA 715 YA loaded with 900 bags of Cement belonging to BUA Cement Company Okpelle was snatched by a robbery syndicate at Uromi village in Edo state.”
According to the PPRO, “the truck was diverted towards Anambra by the suspects after allegedly inflicting deep matched cuts on the driver leaving him unconscious”.
“The suspects voluntarily confessed to have snatched the truck same date at about 4:30am and was heading to Imo State before they were intercepted”.
However, Police operatives attached to the Head Bridge Division in conjunction with the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) quickly mobilised to Onitsha Head Bridge and intercepted the truck leading to the arrest of the suspects, THE DAILY VENDOR learnt.
The suspects names were giving as, Anayo Ulugha ‘m’ aged 26 years from Orlu in Imo State, Omoke Chigozie ‘m’ aged 28 years from Orlu in Imo State and Joseph Agu ‘m’ aged 24 years of Omuma, Imo State.
Consequently, the suspects led Police detectives to Orlu in Imo State where their gang leader one Chinonso Onuigbo ‘m’ aged 44 years from Orlu in Imo State was also arrested.
Meanwhile, exhibits recovered from the suspects includes, the snatched truck with 900 bags of Cements and a machete which they allegedly used to attack the truck driver.
It would be recalled that similar incident took place few months ago around Onitsha – Owerre Road in Anambra State before the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP John B.Abang, fdc ordered for intensive patrols along the axis thereby forcing the syndicate to flee the state as a result of the tight security measures put in place by the Command.
SP Haruna confirmed to THE DAILY VENDOR that the suspects would be charged to court prosecution upon completion of ongoing investigation.