May 22, 2024

Police in Imo arrest robbery suspect, recover pistol, ammunition


The Imo State Police Command said it arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect, Izea John Chukwuebuka, 23, of Asa Community Ohaji, while he was on his way to Alaba International Market, Owerri.

Police spokesman Henry Okoye, in a statement on Friday, disclosed that one locally made pistol and two rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.

The statement reads: “The suspect who was arrested in a well-coordinated operation with the local vigilantes on April 9, 2024, confessed to having robbed unsuspecting members of the public at Alaba International Market, Douglas Market, Tetlow, and other business areas in the state.

“He admitted that he has a syndicate in Ama Hausa Market, that receives stolen items from him in exchange for monetary gains.

“Meanwhile, efforts are underway to apprehend his syndicates at large, particularly the receivers of stolen items, sellers, and manufacturers of locally made guns.

“The suspect will be transferred to the state headquarters for consolidation of the ongoing investigation and will certainly face prosecution upon completion of a thorough investigation.”





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