The Operatives of the Abia State Nigeria Police Nab Robbery Gang Terrorizing Aba and its environs, six members of a notorious armed robber who operated in Aba, the commercial center of the state of Abia and its surroundings.
9jatoday concluded that the thieves were arrested by a team of detectives linked to the Ndiegoro Police Division in Aba, led by their Division Police Officer, SP Alphonsus Ayang.
State police commissioner Ene Okon, on confirming the arrest of the suspects, praised Ayang and his men for doing a good job and said the suspects would be turned over to the department responsible for the ongoing investigation of the matter.
“We are still investigating because we have to do this to find out the culpability of the suspects.
“The team has done a great job and what remains now is to hand it over to the body that can finalize the job, such as the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), which can investigate assault cases,” he said.
But a source in Ndiegoro revealed that the suspects were arrested at two different locations on the Ndiegoro and Ogbor-Hill axes.
The source who named the suspects as Ikenna Hezie on Aba Street No 5B Onyere, Okam Ude (18) on Iheorji Aba Avenue, Johnson Daniel Kalu (21) on Aba Railway Street, Edet Kufre (27) on 15B Street Ikemba, Uyo, in Akwa Ibom, added that weapons and live ammunition were also recovered from them.
According to the source, Hezie was arrested with a pistol manufactured locally with two live cartridges; Ude was also arrested with a locally manufactured pistol and two live cartridges.
The source further stated that Kalu was arrested with a pistol manufactured locally with four rounds of live ammunition, and Kufre had two pistols made locally and five rounds of live ammunition of 9 MM during his arrest.
“On February 17, at around 2:55 pm, through information from his partners in crime, Chinonso Onyema (22) of Highway 56 from Escola Federal Aba and Chinedu Ezerioha (31), also known as Tata of No. 11, Emenike Street, Aba were arrested. “
The source also said that a locally manufactured pistol was recovered from the place where Onyema was arrested.
According to the police source, some of the suspects also admitted possession of the recovered weapons, so their cases will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Umuahia.