Suspects who specialised in snatching phones and handbags from women have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command.
According to the statement released by the state command on Saturday 13th February 2021, said the two suspects who specialise in snatching phones were arrested on Saturday following a distress call.
The police operatives attached to B’ division Awka arrested the suspects whose names were given as Ejike Nwogu ‘m’ aged 20years native of Nise Community in Awka South LGA of Anambra State.
He allegedly attacked a lady along with Stanford by Ifite road Awka at gunpoint and robbed her of her money, handset and other valuables.
“Meanwhile, the suspect has voluntarily confessed to the crime and exhibits recovered in his possession includes one locally made double barrel gun, two live cartridges, a Cash sum of #35,000, two Radian Andriod phones, two handbags, two Sim cards, and one tricycle used in perpetrating the crime.
Consequently,on 12/2/2021 at about 6:30pm, following a distress call that some girls were being robbed at Amaenyi area, police patrol team attached to Central Police Station Awka quickly rushed to the scene and arrested Chijioke Idika ‘m’ aged 29 years of NO.40 Umudioka Street,Awka.
Exhibits recovered from the suspect include the robbed handset and one tricycle with Registration number MUS 01 QG. All cases are under investigation after which the suspects would be brought to justice.
The Command reassure the public that it will continue to pursue the criminals from all nooks and crannies in the State until they repent or relocate from the State please.