By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
Two one chance syndicates, Sunday Igwe, 28 from Obibiezina, Owerri in Imo State and Chigbo Ede, 35-year-old were on Tuesday paraded by Anambra State Police Command.
The suspected one chance syndicates were on the 14/07/2019 at about 8:00am nabbed by Puff Adder operatives deployed to Upper-Iweka in conjunction with Patrol team attached to Okpoko Division.
The Suspects allegedly attacked, stabbed and robbed one Ubasineke Chinonye, a student of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Imo State at Upper-Iweka in Onitsha.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include one ladies hand bag, Techno k7 and knife used in stabbing the victim.
Meanwhile, victim was rushed to the hospital for medical attention and case is under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
Also in police net are four suspects arrested for attempted robbery in a hotel located in Mbaukwu, Awka South Local Government Area of the state.
Suspects include, John Eke, 35 year-old, Izuchukwu Enwelum, 32 year-old,
Anthony Muodilim, aged 40 and 36-year-old Umadi Obinna Emmanuel
The suspects were nabbed on July 16, 2019 at about 12:06am following .A distress call that armed robbers had stormed the premises of Dowm Town Hotel Mbaukwu and were about robbing lodgers.
Following the distress, Police patrol teams attached to “Operation Puff Adder” in conjunction with operatives attached to Central Police Station, Awka rushed to the scene and arrested the four suspects
Exhibits recovered from the suspects includes, One fabricated revolver pistol, One live ammunition, eeeds suspected to be cannabis sativa, unmarked Shuttle Bus used by the suspects, cash sum of sixty thousand Naira, four handsets, ATM Card, charms and other incriminating items.
Case is said to be under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution
In a similar development, the Command arrested 90 suspects for suspected cult activities at various locations in the state.
While twenty-eight of them were screened out, twenty-eight suspects were charged to court. Twelve suspects placed under Police supervision for being under aged and twenty-two others are undergoing investigation.
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include, five machetes, four axes, two daggers, four berets, one Laptop Computer, four improvised bunkers and some quantities of weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa.
Speaking during the parade of the suspects at the Command headquarters in Awka, the CP reiterated his resolve that the Command under his watch will continue to work assiduously to ensure that Anambra State remains the safest in the country.
He said, “It is also pertinent to emphasize here that, the safety and security of lives and property in the State will not be possible without the cooperation of the State Government and other well meaning members of the public who continue to provide the Command with useful information about criminals and their hideouts.
“You may recall that during my maiden Press Conference on the 11/7/2019, I made it very clear that the Command will redouble its efforts to stem the tide of crime and other security challenges in the State in line with the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu initiative code named “Operations Puff Adder” which the Command had launched since April, 2019.”
While saying that the strategies put in place have started yielding positive results as follows, Abang called on well meaning members of the public resident in Anambra State to report any suspicious person(s) or movement(s) to the nearest Police Station or through the Command’s emergency number – 07039194332 for prompt action.