April 11, 2014

Abia police parade 11 suspected robbers, 3 human traffickers


UMUAHIA— ABIA State Police command, yesterday, paraded 14 suspected robbers and three human traffickers arrested at various points across the state.

The state Police Commissioner, Mr. Ibrahim Adamu, said the suspects were still undergoing investigation after which they would be charged to court.

According to Adamu, five of the suspected  robbers were members of a syndicate and had been operating since 2012 and had been under the trail of the police since 2014 but were arrested last month.

He gave the names of the suspected robbers to include, Ndubisi Ogwo, 32; Onyekachi Ogele, 20; Onyedikachi Orji, 23; Chukwuemeka Nwaogwugwu, 21; Daniel Kalu, 20; Nnanna Kalu, 28 and Godswill Uche, 24.

Adamu said that they had confessed to the crimes which include car snatching and kidnapping in various parts of the state especially in Aba.

Recovered from the suspects, according to the Police Commissioner, was a tricycle in which the police recovered N1.478 million, a locally made double barrel gun, two live cartridges and seven Nokia phones with SIM  cards of different networks.

Adamu also disclosed that his men on patrol arrested two other robbery suspects, Dike Akobundu, 19 and Joel Sunday, 21 along Umuahia/Ikot Ekpene road with various items suspected to have been stolen.

He said: “On interrogation, the suspects could not give a satisfactory account of the property, but confessed to have broken into some hostels of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, while the students were in their classes.”

According to him, items recovered from the suspects include five laptops, two generating sets, one digital camera, one Sony radio, one Raliegh bicycle, one gold wrist watch, six loud speakers, two phones, six plastic stools, laptop cables, one umbrella and three laptop bags.

Other robbery suspects paraded by the police include Ozioma Okehi, 18 who was arrested with a double barrel gun which he allegedly snatched from one James Nwachukwu, a security man at 33, Degema Street, which he allegedly used to rob one Pastor Eke Michael.
Others include Emeka Okorie 23; Onyema Obioha, 24; Christian Nwankwo, 21 and Madu Monday Chukwumerije, 20.