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In Anambra, police arrest 6-man robbery gang, recover arms, vehicles

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Anambra State Police Command has arrested a six-man robbery gang which specialises in robbing people around Ogidi area in Idemili North LGA.

The police public relations officer of the command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who disclosed this to newsmen said: “All the suspects confessed to the crime and they are helping police operatives with more information which serves as a guide to arrest other gang members and recovery of other stolen items.”

According to him, various arms and vehicles were recovered from the arrested criminals.

“On 4/1/2023 at about 5:30pm, police operatives while on surveillance patrol along Ogidi/Eke-Nkpor road busted a six-man armed robbery gang.

“Operatives recovered two automatic pump action guns, six life cartridges, one suspected snatched black Toyota Camry and one ash Toyota Corolla.”

Ikenga said the men were about to escape the scene after a car snatching and robbery operation when they were confronted by security operatives.

“The operatives engaged the armed robbers in a gun duel and due to superior gun power and serious chase by the police operatives, the assailants were later arrested with gunshot injuries.”

He gave the suspects names as Innocent Ifeanyi (m), 29 years, Nweze Chiderah (m), 33 years, Igwe Emmanuel (m), 20 years, Kelechi Ani (m), 35 years, Chidera Nwaobodo (m), 23 years and Emeka Onuoha, 30 years.

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