The chief of a legal gang which makes a speciality of robbing commuters alongside Ufuma – Oko – Uga- Amaokpala highway in Orumba North and Aguata Native Authorities Areas of Anambra state, has been arrested.
He was arrested by the operatives of the Anambra State Police Command.
Spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga who disclosed this in a press launch stated whereas the chief of the gang was arrested, his members escaped.
Ikenga revealed that the group chief confessed that it was his gang which lately robbed a resort in Ndikelionwu, the place a feminine employees was r*ped.
The discharge learn: “Police Operatives hooked up to Oko divisional headquarters appearing on credible info within the early hours of 6/9/2022 burst a legal hideout, an uncompleted constructing alongside Oko – Ufuma expressway in Orumba North LGA.
“Operatives arrested one Okechukwu Okpo ‘M’ age 24 years of Ndobasi village, Ebonyi State. One domestically fabricated pistol, two stay cartridges and three plasma tv have been recovered.
“The legal gang on sighting the police car opened hearth on the operatives, who responded swiftly, participating the armed robbers in a gun battle. Whereas different gang members fled the scene, Okechukwu was arrested.
“Preliminary investigations present that the gang have been liable for over 25 armed robberies, kidnapping, car-snatching incidents which have occurred alongside Oko Ufuma, Uga, Amaokpala expressway, amongst others.
“The most recent according to the confessional statement of the suspect (Okechukwu) is an attack in a hotel on 13/8/2022 at Ndikelionwu, where a female staff was r*ped and the gang also made away with three television and other items. Efforts are ongoing to arrest other fleeing gang members.”
Ikenga additionally said that 4 different suspected criminals have been arrested in a separate incident.
He stated the suspects have been arrested at the side of native safety, they usually embody; one Chukwubike Anieto ‘m’ Aged 20 years from Agulu, Chukwuemerie Ike ‘m’ aged 36 years from Agulu, Chidera Muo ‘m’ aged 25 years from Neni and Chukwuma Israel ‘m’ aged 28 years all residing at Umuezeani village Akwaeze.
“We recovered one Berreta pistol, three bikes, one axe, three machetes, one police belt, one Sumec generator, 13 totally different manufacturers of telephones and different incriminating objects.
“Interrogation by police operatives revealed that the gang attacked a police Constable, and dispossessed him of his personal belonging on 29/8/2022 along Umukabia Okofia village, Neni. Also most recently, the gang were caught in the act on 9/9/2022 in an attempt to rob a lady of her belonging along Okofia village, Neni.”