A four man robbery syndicate who specializes in snatching, dismantling snatched vehicles and selling them in pieces as spare parts has been nabbed by operatives of the Anambra State Police Command.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed who made this known to THE DAILY VENDOR also revealed that the detectives equally arrested one Abuchi James who receives the stolen vehicles at Mgbuka Obosi (a popular motor spare parts market) and dismantles them, ready to be sold out in pieces as spare parts.
Haruna, said the suspects who are between the ages of 20 and 23 years were arrested at different locations within Nkpor in Idemili North Local Government Area or the state.
“On the 5/5/2020 at about 11:30am following intelligence report, Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested at different locations within Nkpor axis the following syndicate,
(i) Emeka Onyeoma ‘m’ aged 23 years,
(ii) Chidiebele Amaluaka ‘m’ aged 22 years and,
(iii) Ezenwaokolo Ikechukwu ‘m’ aged 20 years respectively.
Continuing he said the suspects allegedly lured their victim, Pastor Uche Iheme from Imo State, to a location at Ogidi in the Idemili North area of Anambra State where they robbed him of his valuables including his Toyota RAV4 SUV and cash sum of Five thousand dollars ($5000) before shooting and living him unconscious.
“Suspects had on 24/2/2020 at about 2:30pm allegedly lured one Pastor Uche Iheme ‘m’ aged 41 years of Awomama, Imo State, to a location behind First Bank Oyeolisa Ogidi and snatched his Toyota RAV4 Car with Reg number GRE 170 AA, Samsung J4 phone valued #82,000 and cash sum of Five thousand($5000) US Dollars,” he said.
“The suspects equally shot the victim on his left limb and fled, leaving him unconscious in the pool of his blood.
“Discreet investigation also led to the arrest of their receiver one Abuchi James ‘m’ aged about 30 years at Mgbuka Obosi where the snatched vehicle was completely dismantled and sold out but the engine was recovered.
“Meanwhile, exhibits recovered from the suspects include one barreta pistol with three rounds of .9mm ammunition as well as the engine of the snatched vehicle,” he said.
Haruna said the case is still under investigation after which the suspects would be charged to Court.