Police in Anambra State has arrested a 24-year-old man, Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu from Ebonyi State, after he tried to rob a sufferer of a motorbike in Nnewi.
Aligu was described by the state police command as a infamous armed robber, who has been terrorizing Nnewi space.
Additionally, the command recovered a Toyota Highlander SUV in Aguata, which was deserted by individuals suspected to be robbers, after they allegedly purchased gas in a petroleum station and threatened the attendant with a gun, as a substitute of paying.
They, nevertheless, deserted the automobile and escaped after police personnel responded to a misery name over the matter.
SP Haruna Mohammed, spokesperson of Anambra State Police Command stated, “On the 7/12/2020 at about 9:am, there was a misery name that suspected armed robbers allegedly snatched a Honda CUB50 at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.
“Following the misery name, Police operatives connected to Nnewi Space Command and Otolo Division along with Egbumuenem vigilante group Otolo shortly mobilised to the scene and arrested one Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu ‘m’ aged 24 years of Ebonyi State, however resident at Abubor Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA.
“One English made barreta pistol with breech quantity 941396, one motorbike and two assorted telephones have been recovered from the suspect and registered as reveals.
“Suspect was overwhelmed to stupor by indignant mob earlier than he was rescued by the police and brought to the hospital for therapy. The case is below investigation after which the suspect can be delivered to guide.”
Once more, Mohammed revealed that, “In a associated improvement, on 7/12/2020, Police Patrol Group connected to Aguata Division obtained a misery name that two males went to a filling Station to refuel with an ash coloured Highlander Jeep however shortly after refueling, the occupants of the jeep refused to pay the gas attendant his cash, as a substitute, they threatened to shoot him with a gun.
‘On sighting the Police patrol crew which responded promptly, the suspects fired a gun and escaped, however have been pressured to desert the jeep which was moderately suspected to have been snatched at gun level after a sizzling pursuit.
“The automobile was recovered and upon search, a plate quantity with REG NO.KTU-314-EV was discovered contained in the automobile. Investigation is ongoing and energy is being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspects so as to convey them to justice.”