Abia State Police Command on Wednesday, March 22, arrested five men who ganged raped a young woman in a bush. Report made by the victim identified as Tochi from Isiala – Ngwa South LGA, led to the arrest of Ihechinmere Levi ‘m’, Jude Onyeocha ‘m’, Otumdi Onyeocha ‘m’, Chiemezuo John ‘m’ and Emmanuel Ekpo ‘m’ all of Umuala Village. The suspects will be charged to court appropriately.
Parading the suspects along with others before newsmen at the state police headquarters on March 21st, the Commissioner of Police, CP ‘Leye Oyebade said his men also foiled a kidnap attempt and arrested the suspects.
Sequel to an information received on 02/03/2017 at about 1400hrs, from one Kingsley Okoronkwo ‘m’ of Ogbor-Hill in Aba, that some boys have concluded plots to kidnap him; detectives attached to Eziama Division swung into action and arrested the following suspects: Uzoma Basil 25yrs, Benjamin Emmanuel 22yrs, Ifeanyi Chika 25yrs, Kelechi Anozie 25yrs, Nelson Ikechukwu Otiuri 28yrs (arms supplier) and Chinonso Iheanyi 24yrs (native doctor). During the preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed to the allegation while discreet investigation is also ongoing with a view to recovering their weapons.
In another development, on March 16th, there was a report from one Eze Nnanna ‘m’ of Aba, that some person(s) have been threatening to kidnap and eliminate him if he fails to co-operate, he stated further that he was ordered by the suspect(s) to pay the sum of N500,000.00 into a Diamond Bank Account with Number 0071401293 or risk being kidnapped.
Subsequently, on 22/02/2017 one Kelvin Orji was arrested at Diamond Bank, Umuahia trying to operate the said Account and this led to the arrest of one Ezekiel Nnanna ‘m’, a younger brother to the complainant. On interrogation Ezekiel Nnanna ‘m’ confessed to be the sole person behind the threat to kidnap his brother, that he simply collected an account number from the first suspect which he sent to his brother to pay in half a million naira or risk being kidnapped.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS/RECOVERY OF FIRE ARM: On 26/02/2017 at about 0030hrs, following a tip off, personnel of 55 Police Mobile Force on intensive STOP AND SEARCH Operation at Onuimo Nipping Point along Aba / Port Harcourt Expressway, arrested one Femi Onyebuchi with a locally made Revolver Pistol and five rounds of live ammunition/one expended shell. Later on the same day at about 0600hrs, one other suspect Stephen (surname unknown) a member of the syndicate was arrested with an unregistered Red QLink motorcycle.
ARREST OF FRAUDSTERS: On 01/03/2017 at about 0820hrs, in response to a distress call at Owerri Road by Kaduna Street Umuahia, the duo of Nwokocha Lucky ‘m’ and Rekiyat Sunday ‘f’ both of Umukalu Ntigha and Obikabia respectively in Isiala Ngwa North LGA were arrested. The suspects, who specialized in picking unsuspecting passengers to unknown destinations, rob and defraud them of their belongings, were intercepted by mob while attempting to pick an unsuspecting victim. Suspects confessed to the crime and victims of their nefarious activities have surfaced to identify them. One Volkswagen Vento Saloon car with registration No. RIVERS PBT 422 DT was recovered from them while effort is on towards arresting other members of their syndicate.
ARREST OF ROBBERY SUSPECT: On 08/03/2017 at about 1500hrs, one Akujiobi Ikechukwu ‘m’ of Adindu Street off Omuma Road Aba, was arrested following a report made on 26/01/2017 by one Uchenna Obiefule ‘m’ of Aba, that he was robbed of his belongings by six (6) unknown men on 21/01/2017 at about 1400hrs along Azikiwe Road Aba, which he could identify them if seen. Items robbed from the complainant are: Gold necklace valued N315,000.00, three (3) Iphones valued N690,000.00 and one Samsung phone valued N11,000.00; total value of items stolen N1.16million. The suspect has confessed to his participation in the crime. Investigation is still in progress toward recoveries and apprehension of cohorts.
ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT: On 10/03/2017 at about 2350hrs, the eagle eyed patrol team of Central Police Station Aba while on routine patrol along Ama Ogbonna by Okigwe Road Aba, intercepted a taxi which four occupants, jumped out of at the sight of the Patrol team. The driver, one Ejiba Ugochukwu was arrested and intensified chase led to the arrest of one Sopuruchi Chigbu, aged 20yrs, ‘m’ of Aba. The suspect has confessed to membership of an armed robbery gang. Effort is on in arresting other members of his gang.
RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE/ARREST OF SUSPECTS: Consequent upon information received on 20/03/2017 at about 2130hrs that some hoodlums were planning to sell a black Toyota Camry car with registration No. RIVERS CU 244 PHC suspected to have been stolen; detectives attached to Eziama Division swiftly raced to the scene, laid ambush and arrested the duo of Victor Eborgu and Ohuru Santus Orji both males of No. 16 Ezimba Street, Ogbor-hill and No. 11 Ukaegbu Road Aba respectively. Suspects have confessed to removing the vehicle from where parked along Aba Road in Umuahia. It is worthy of note that the suspects were recently released from Prison while awaiting trial on similar incident. Investigation has commenced with a view to recovering more vehicles and arresting members of syndicate.
THREAT TO LIFE/DEMAND: On 16/02/2017, one Chief Ukpai Agwu, reported through a distress call that he received a text from an unknown person via Etisalat GSM No. 09079430690 that his life is in danger and that from then on, he would be assassinated. Following the report, Detectives of the Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the State CID waded into action and played along with the suspect who eventually furnished a UBA account number for payment of ransom. On 21/03/2017, one Yahaya Sunday 25yrs, ‘m’ of Oda Village, in Ankpa LGA, Kogi State, who resident in Oyo State was arrested in UBA Dugbe Ibadan, Oyo State as he went to withdraw a fictitious amount paid into the account.
ARMED ROBBERY/BURGLARY/STEALING: On 16th and 17th March 2017, the house of one Beatrice Okpi ‘f’ at Low Cost Housing Estate Umuahia was raided by unknown armed men who carted away her DVD set, three (3) big GSM phones, mattress, one Plasma TV and cash sum of N10,000.00. On 19/03/2017 at about 0200hrs the same hoodlums raided the house of one Uche Jonathan ‘m’ at the same Housing Estate and robbed him of two welding machines valued N46,000.00. Also on 25/02/2017 the same hoodlums ransacked the shop of one Emeka Aharaumunna at the same Estate and carted away six Generating Plants valued N450,000.00. Then today, 21/03/2017 at about 0130hrs the hoodlums stormed the house of one Pastor Gabriel Nwankwo of same Estate and fired some shots in an attempt to break into his house for robbery. Following the intervention of the neighbourhood watch, the suspects; Obinna Anyanwu ‘m’, of Mpam Ahiazu Mbaise in Imo State and one Chinedu Awa alias Pastor ‘m’, of Ndi Udenna Awoke, Ohafia in Abia State, were arrested. Items recovered from them are: Glass table, one tiger Generating plant, two mattresses, one TV set, Two DVD, one electric pressing iron, two loud speakers, Electric wire, one standing fan, one bag, Glass cups and two knives. Investigation has commenced with a view to arresting other members of the gang and recovering more stolen items.
All the suspects will be charged to court accordingly.
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