TWO brothers who are undergraduates of Paul University, Awka, and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), were yesterday arrested for armed robbery.
A statement issued to newsmen by Police Public Relations Officer of Anambra Police Command, Haruna Mohammed, said the suspects robbed a jewelry shop located within the temporary site area of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, at gun point.
According to Mohammed, they were arrested by a police patrol team after a hot chase.
“On the 22/9/2020 at about 9am, police operatives attached to ‘B’ Division Awka, arrested two robbery suspects as follows: Chigozie (surname withheld by us) ‘m’ aged 21 years; a native of Aguata but resides at Kenfrank Lodge, UNIZIK Temp Site, Awka, and Onyeka ‘m’ aged 22 years of same address.
The suspects who are brothers from same parents as well as undergraduates at Paul University entered a jewellery shop forcefully at Temp Site, Awka, brandishing a gun and tied the sales girl and covered her mouth with cello tape.
They also threatened to stab the sales girl on her neck if she screams and thereafter, carted away 33 wrist watches, 14 necklaces valued over N300,000 and cash sum of N37,000. Consequently, as the suspect were escaping, the salesgirl loosened the tape and raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspects after a hot chase.
Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in their possessions includes 33 wrist watches, 14 necklaces, cash sum of N37,000 and a wrap of dried leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa following a search at their residence.
Suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing after which they would be brought to book.
The command urges the public who were victims of similar robbery incidents to report at B’ Division, Awka, in order to enable the police conduct discreet investigation into the matter,” the statement reads.