Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested four members of a notorious armed robbery gang that specializes in mounting road blocks, hijack vehicles and dispossess passengers of valuables.
A statement by the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Ebere Amaraizu said the suspects were arrested at their hideout at Gariki Ugwuoba axis of Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu state, through well-coordinated intelligence information.
The statement reads:
“The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force through its operatives of the Oji River Division acting through well gathered and coordinated intelligence information had stormed a suspected criminal hideout located at Gariki Ugwuoba axis of Oji River Local Government Area of Enugu state in the early hours of 10/11/18”.
“It was gathered that following the operation carried out, the operatives of the command arrested four of the notorious Armed Robbery Gang who specializes on mounting of a block and hijacking of a vehicle on gun point with passengers and taking them inside bush and robbing such vehicle occupants of their valuables and money”.
“The arrested suspects who gave their names as Onyemaechi Chisom, Anigbogu from Nkanu Enugu state, Anayo Igwe A.K.A Doctor from Orumba Anambra state, Kenneth Nwigwe and Ikechukwu Offor from Obosi in Idemili Anambra state are helping the operatives in their investigations in relation to their nefarious activities ranging from Car stealing, Armed Robbery amongst others”.
“Recovered from suspects include one locally made gun, a plastic fabricated gun, Toyota Bus,2 electric Generating Set among other valuables”.
“It could be recalled that the commissioner of Police Danmallam Mohammed had directed for gathering of intelligence and raid of suspected criminal hideout”.