Four suspected tricycle snatchers have been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command at their hideout in Oba, Idemili South local government area of the state.
The suspects who allegedly robbed their female victim Adaobi Obuegbe of her tricycle at Okpoko in Ogbaru local government area, were identified as Chinedu Nwokwu (20) Chukwudi Ezebilo (27), Nwafor Uba (24) and Ugochukwu Ekechi (21).
The snatched tricycle, a locally made double barrel pistol, locally made revolver pistol, 2 rounds of .9mm ammunition, three cartridges and two expended cartridges were recovered from the suspects.
Anambra State Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest and also disclosed that two other suspected fraudsters were nabbed at Upper Iweka, Onitsha.
“Following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Awada Division arrested at Upper Iweka, Onitsha two suspected fraudsters namely Ikechukwu Ogbona ‘m’ aged 56yrs of Asaba, Delta State and Ndubuisi Nwobodo ‘m’ aged 46years of Nkpor-Agu Village, Nkpor in Idemili North LGA of Anambra State.
“The Suspects allegedly hoodwinked one Okeke Chinemerem ‘m’ aged 17yrs of Abajuo Street, Awada into believing that they were foreign businessmen desirous of converting their hard currency into naira. In the process, the victim was swindled of the sum of N65,000 cash.”
Haruna further disclosed that the suspects who have already confessed to the crime will be arraigned in court after investigation has been concluded.