Police in Anambra said they have arrested two suspected tricycle snatchers specialists who attacked a commercial tricycle operator along Onitsha/Owerri road, Oba, Idemili South Local government area of Anambra state.
The Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement, said the suspects reportedly disposesed the victim of his tricycle, after pouring a pepperish substance on his face.
He said the snatched tricycle was also recovered in their possession and registered as exhibit.
He said, “On the 26/5/2020, around 7:55am, at Umuogali Oba along Onitsha/Owerri road, two suspected members of tricycle snatching syndicate who specializes in snatching tricycle popularly called KEKE were arrested by Police patrol team attached to Oba Division in Idemili South LGA of Anambra State.
“The suspects namely IKENNA IBEMESI “m” aged 28 years of Ogbunike town and CHUKWUDI OFFORBUIKE ‘m’ aged 35 years of Nkwere Ogidi allegedly poured a pepperish substance on the face of the tricycle rider one Joseph Asogwa ‘m’ of No.31 Iro-Okoye Street Obosi and snatched his tricycle with Reg. No NKK 744 QY.
“Meanwhile, victim quickly raised alarm which attracted the attention of police patrol team who quickly responded and arrested the suspects.
“Case under investigation after which suspects would be brought to justice.
“The Commissioner of Police *CP John B.Abang urges keke/motorcycle riders in the State to be wary of such syndicates especially at the early or late hours in order not to fall victims in the hands of the hoodlums.”