BY PETER OKUTU
ABAKALIKI— THE Ebonyi State Police Command, yesterday, said it arrested five robbery suspects in connection with some robbery incidents within the month in Abakaliki and its environs.
Briefing newsmen, the Command’s spokesman, DSP Sylvester Igbo said two members of a gang who are notorious for terrorizing travellers along Afikpo/Abakaliki expressway had been arrested after they were trailed to their hideout in Amudo, Ezza South Local Government Area of the state.
He said: “Based on a tip-off, operatives of the command swung into action and trailed some suspected robbers to their hideout and arrested two suspects, one Chukwuma Nworie, 32, and one Sunday Paul, 24, of Ishinkwo community in Onicha Local government Area the state.
“Items recovered from them included one double barrel locally made pistol, three live cartridges, two laptops, three memory cards, 39 handsets batteries, 36 GSM phohes and a para-military uniform. However, the suspects are helping the police in their investigations to fish out other members of the gang now at large.”
According to the Igbo, one Desmond Ogbonna, 22, and Ndubuisi Umeh, 21, who robbed their victim, one Eze Nnaemeka at 1A, Ikpo Street in Abakaliki of N292, 000, one Blackberry phone valued at N23,500 and a dairy containing signed cheques of different banks were also arrested.
“The black berry, Diary, cheques, the sum of N210, 000 and materials bought with part of the money were recovered”
DSP Igbo who restated the command’s determination of rid the state of crimes and criminality added that one Amobi Nweke who attempted to rob one Okada man along Chukwu Street, Abakaliki was also arrested even as a locally made pistol was recovered from the suspect.