July 20, 2024

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made this known in a statement on Monday in Awka, the state capital, said that the police team was on surveillance patrol on the bridge to prevent vandals from stealing expansion joints when they were alerted to the activities of the gang near the Obosi end of the second Niger bridge.

Personnel of the Anambra State Police Command have arrested two suspected armed robbers terrorising and dispossessing unsuspecting citizens of their valuables on the Second Niger Bridge area of the state.

The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made this known in a statement on Monday in Awka, the state capital, said that the police team was on surveillance patrol on the bridge to prevent vandals from stealing expansion joints when they were alerted to the activities of the gang near the Obosi end of the second Niger bridge.

The police spokesperson said that the team monitored the robbery gang and swooped in on them, arresting two of the gangsters while others fled.

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“When searched, two daggers and five SIM cards removed from previously stolen phones were recovered from the suspects aged between 20 and 22 years.

“One of the suspects hails from Enugu State and the other from Ebonyi State.

“The Commissioner of Police CP Aderemi Adeoye commended the police team for its vigilance and courage in confronting the gang. He has directed that owners of the recovered SIM cards be located with a view to assembling evidence for the successful prosecution of the arrested suspects,” Ikenga added.

 

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