Police in Anambra State said they have arrested two armed robbery suspects, Ogbonna Chigozie (18) and Chimezie Afulor (33) with locally made pistol, tools for house breaking and other incriminating items.
The police spokesperson in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed who confirmed the incident to THE DAILY VENDOR said the suspects, from Uturu Okigwe LGA of Abia State and Akirra Umunokpa Uzowani LGA of Enugu State, respectively, were intercepted at the border post in Umuchu inside a tricycle.
He said the suspects allegedly snatched the tricycle from Nkpor and were attempting to cross to Akokwa in Imo State before their arrests.
He said, “Today being 14/05/2020 at about 5:23am.Police operatives attached to Umuchu Division in conjunction with patrol team from MOPOL 29 PMF Awka while enforcing the COVID-19 Curfew in Umuchu,Aguata LGA intercepted one Ogbonna Chigozie ‘m’ aged 18 years from Uturu Okigwe LGA of Abia State but resides at Nkpor in Idemili North LGA, and Chimezie Afulor ‘m’ aged 33years from Akirra Umunokpa Uzowani LGA of Enugu State.
“They were intercepted at the border post in Umuchu inside a tricycle with registration number GDD 081 VC conducting themselves in a suspicious manner.
“Suspects were immediately searched and the following exhibits recovered in their possessions, one locally made pistol with four rounds of life ammunition,one tricycle,house breaking implements and cash sum of thirty one thousand seven hundred and twenty Naira(#31,720).
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects allegedly snatched the tricycle from Nkpor and were trying to cross to Akokwa in Imo State before their arrests.
“The Commissioner of Police, John B.Abang,fdc has ordered for immediate transfer of the case to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squard(SARS) for discreet investigation.