Chibuzo Agu, a notorious armed robber that has been terrorizing Enugu State has been arrested by operatives of the Enugu State Police Command
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], Mr Ebere Amaraizu, stated this to newsmen on Monday in Enugu, NAN reports.
Amaraizu said that the police recovered a gun and a cartridge from the suspect.
“It was gathered that Agu, 23, from Amokwe in Udi community but residing at coal camp had allegedly on Jan. 27 at about 8:30a.m. on gun point led his other notorious gang members to where they had allegedly snatched and stolen a new motorcycle from the owner at Wonderful Market.
“However, alarm raised prompted a hot chase of the suspect and his gang members by the combine team of the police operatives, Neighbourhood watch group and NDLEA operatives in the area.
“The hot chase and trace, however, paid off as the suspect was later arrested at Umuabi in Udi Local Government Area of the state, while a manhunt and search for other fleeing members of the gang had been intensified,’’ he said.
The police spokesman said that that the suspect had been helping police operatives in their investigation in relation to his cult leadership (Capone).
“The suspect is also being interrogated over other high profile cases of cult activities in Enugu metropolis and 9th Mile Corner axis including assassination, armed robbery and kidnapping,’’ he said.
It will be recalled that last December that Enugu State Police Command has arrested a seven-man suspected notorious armed robbery gang disturbing peace of Enugu within one month.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer [PPRO], SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement yesterday in Enugu that the suspects were arrested in Lagos, Awka, Ebonyi as well as Ezeagu and Enugu metropolis.
In other news in a related development the relentless efforts of the Imo State Police Command to track down the four-man gang that rampaged Zenith Bank branch, Wetheral Road, Owerri, on the 22nd February 2017 have paid off through the recent arrest of Justice Ogbonna (‘m’ 36), Abiye Charles (‘m’) and Okechukwu Nwanegbo (‘m’ & aka Modestus).
This was made known to the press in a media briefing organised by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris O. Ezike, at the police Headquarters, Owerri .
According to the CP, certain confirmed exhibits recovered from the arrested suspected robbers included Ak47 Rifle Breech 7179, with 100 rounds of live ammunition, Ak47 Rifle Breech 180-03-06723 with one round of live ammunition, Ak49 Rifle Breech 56-25012906 with one hundred and seventy- five (175) rounds of live ammunition, Toyota Avalon Car with Reg. No. Lagos AL250ER, Toyota Camry Green colour with Reg. No Rivers BRR994 RM; Toyota Camry Black colour with Reg. No. Lagos APP195AU and Toyota Corolla Blue colour with Reg. No. Rivers BRR 887RM.
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