The Police in Anambra State said the command has recorded yet another breakthrough as it smashed an armed robbery and car snatching syndicate.
The DAILY VENDOR gathered that the robbery gang was responsible for the robbery and snatching of a Toyota Highlander SUV around Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government Area of the state on March 23, 2020.
In a statement by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Haruna Mohammed on Sunday, the command disclosed that the suspects were rounded up at separate hideouts within the state.
The PPRO said items recovered during the operation include a red Toyota Highlander SUV which was said to have been snatched at gunpoint, another Mitsubishi L300 bus, said to be their operational vehicle, firearms and ammunition.
He said “It would be recalled that on the 23/3/2020 at about 8:20pm, a Toyota Highlander jeep with Registration number APP 49 FM and other valuables belonging to one Christopher Oraukwu ‘m’ aged 54 years were snatched at gunpoint along Ekwulobia road Aguata.
“Following the report, police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) swung into action and had on the 23/5/2020 arrested the following suspects,
(i) Chidi Ugoji ‘m’ aged 31years of Ukpo, Dunukofia LGA,
(ii) Okoye Onyebuchi ‘m’ aged 34 years of Umunachi and,
(iii) Onwe Chigozie ‘m’ aged 22years of Ikwo, Ebonyi State.
“Suspects were arrested at their hideouts in Achalla/Nkpor area and have voluntatily confessed to the crime.
“Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in their possessions includes one pump action gun, one cut to size double barrel gun, four life catridges, one Mitsubishi L300 bus used by the syndicate for their robbery operations and the snatched Toyota Highlander jeep,” he said.
Sp Haruna said the suspects shall be charged to court for prosecution upon completion of investigation.
“Suspects would be charged to Court as soon as investigation is concluded please.” he added.