How police arrested two robbery suspects after raid in Ebonyi

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Anyanwu further stated that the suspects were arrested at the boundary area of Onunwakpu in Izzi Local Government Area

By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a two-man suspected armed robbery gang that has been terrorising the state with a Toyota Lexus car and dangerous weapons.

The suspects – Ugo Ogbonna, 27, an indigene of Amachi Izzi, residing at Okpodo in Awka, Anambra State, and Joseph Emeka, 30, a native of Iboko Izzi Ebonyi State but residing at Mbuk, Ogoja, Cross River – were nabbed by a combined team of police, soldiers and villagers on Tuesday after robbing one Paul Kelechi, a 26-year-old man, residing at No 3 Ominyi Street, Aguogboriga, Abakaliki.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Chris Anyanwu, disclosed this in a statement  signed and made available in Abakalik, the Ebonyi State capital.

Anyanwu further stated that the suspects were arrested at the boundary area of Onunwakpu in Izzi Local Government Area.

His words: “On August 6, the duo waylaid one Paul Kelechi, a 26-year-old man, residing at No 3 Ominyi Street, Aguogboriga, Abakaliki.

“As Kelechi drove into his compound. The hoodlums, armed with two guns, beat and tied him up, after which they zoomed off with his LEXUS ES 330 Saloon car with Reg No. ENU 772 MM.

“As soon as the information got to the Police Command, all Tactical teams and Divisions within the metro were alerted and the suspects were tracked and pursued up to Ukwuakpu village in Izzi.

“In Izzi, they were eventually stopped by soldiers within All Saints’ Catholic Church, Ukwuakpu.

“The hoodlums ran into the nearby bush when they sighted those security men. In a bid to assist police to  arrest all of them, the villagers came out in their numbers and joined the Police and soldiers in combing the bushes to track them down.

“Luckily, the duo: Ugo Ogbonna, 27, an indigene of Amachi Izzi, residing at Okpodo in Awka, Anambra State, and Joseph Emeka, 30, native of Iboko Izzi Ebonyi State but residing at Mbuk, Ogoja, Cross River, were arrested,” the statement explained.

 

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