The police in Ogbaru Division of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested a notorious armed robbery gang tormenting members of the public in Okpoko, Obosi, Atani, Oba and environs.
This was disclosed by the state police public relations officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, on Saturday. Ikenga said the feat was made possible by the collaboration between the police and the vigilantes of the area.
According to Ikenga, “One Jekwu, a notorious gangster and leader of the gang, was arrested on 11th July, 2023. After interrogations, clues he provided were followed up and surveillance mounted on other members of the gang which culminated in the arrest of another member as he attempted to evacuate the gang’s arms from Jekwu’s hideout.
“One pump action semi-automatic gun and two locally made pistols were recovered while the second gang member was also taken into custody. Further interrogations led to the recovery of five stolen tricycles from the gang.”
The registration numbers of the recovered tricycles are NSH 156 VU,
NNE 622 UW, NSH 203 VU, NKP 349 UV and UML 359 WV.
Meanwhile, the state commissioner of police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, while commending various vigilante groups who partner with the police to provide quality security for people of Anambra State, called on owners of the recovered tricycles to come forward with the proof of ownership and collect their property.