No fewer than four suspected arm robbers who specialise in snatching motorcycles along Nri-Neni in Anocha local government of Anambra state are currently cooling off in the police custody.
The suspects who have allegedly been terrorising the area include 22-year-old Francis EzeIbekwe from Ikenga village Adazi Ani, 20-year-old Ndubuisi Kaliaozor from Agbadama village Nri, 19-year-old Ugoji Chibuzor from Uruofolo village Nri and, 29-year-old Elochukwu Anyaoke from Umuowelle village, all from the state.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, who made this known in a statement in Awka, on Tuesday, disclosed that the four suspects were arrested in their hideout inside the forest located at Nri by Neni in Anaocha LGA of Anambra State.
The operation became successful after a tip off by Police operatives attached to Neni Division in collaboration with vigilante group in the area.
Mohammed said the suspects allegedly robbed Nnamdi Ebegbe of his motorcycle with registration number NSK 426 QJ, phone, and an unspecified amount of money. He said the suspects also chopped part of Ebegbe’s right ear with a knife.
Meanwhile, exhibits recovered from the suspects include one cutlass, the motorcycle and a phone belonging to the victim.
He said the case is under investigation after which suspects would be brought to justice.
Consequently, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr John Bassey Abang urged motorcycle/keke riders in the state to be wary of such syndicates in order not to fall victims.