Police parade over 23 armed bandits in Ebonyi

Ebonyi State Police Command, this weekend, has nabbed and paraded at least twenty three suspected criminals.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Philip Sule Maku said the suspects included armed robbers, cultists and other crime breeders were arrested for involving in armed robbery and other illegal operations.  

The Commissioner said the Command is battle ready to make the state a crime free zone.

He frowned at a situation where the crime breeders adopted several unlawful ways to desperately feed fatty at the peril of the law abiding and hardworking citizens.

He noted that, "a total number of twenty three suspects were arrested and ... paraded while two were badly injured."

The  suspects according to him included Monday Ekwe 'M' 21yrs, Stanley Kodirichukwu Obijulu 'M', Abiora Ifeanyi 'M' 27yrs, Nwanumara Samuel 'M' 30yrs, Emmanuel Darlington 'M', Alegu Friday 'M' 27yrs and Nzube Onwe, among others.

The Commissioner revealed that the  suspects were arrested following the distress call from Madukwe Cletus Ifeanyi, 'M', from Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of the state who reported that a group of people were houses and other valuables in Ndi-heme community in the area.  

He however said, the two suspected armed robbers who died were recorded.

“Following a distress call at Udensi on the 4th August, 2020 that robbers were operating at the area, operative of the Command attached to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) responded to the distress call but unfortunately the robbers fled the scene before their arrival.

“While on the trail, information was received on 11th August, 2020 that armed robbers were attacking at No. 8 Ojeowerri Street Abakaliki, operative of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) swooped on them and arrested one of the suspects Ebuka Jude ‘m’ 21yrs, while others escaped. One revolver locally made with six rounds of live ammunition and (one expanded) was recovered from him.

“The suspect made useful statement to the Police and led the Police operatives on follow up investigation to their hideout at Omega Avenue Abakaliki, the other Gang members on sighting the Policemen opened fire on them, during the gun duel, the two (2) of the robbers sustained various degrees of bullet injuries while others fled the scene.

“The injured ones were rushed to AE-Federal Teaching Hospital Abakalili for medical treatment but confirmed dead by a medical practitioner on duty, their bodies deposited at the same Hospital mortuary for Preservation and Autopsy.

“Police on a tip off intercepted group of cultist numbering about four (4) at Ndiechi Onuebonyi Primary School, assaulting Onuoha Sochima. On a hot chase One of the cultist by name Nzube Onwe was arrested and he confessed been a member of JVC otherwise known as Junior Vikings Confraternity”,  CP  Maku unveiled.

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