Police Operatives In Anambra Arrests Robbers, Hijacking Trucks Loaded With Cement
On the 26/3/2020 at about 5:30 am there was a report that a Howo truck with Registration number AAA 715 YA loaded with 900 bags of Cement belonging to BUA Cement Company Okpelle was snatched by a robbery syndicate at Uromi village in Edo State and the Truck was diverted towards Anambra State by the suspects after allegedly inflicting deep matched cuts on the driver leaving him unconscious.
Following the report, Police Operatives attached to Head bridge Division in conjunction with the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) quickly mobilized to Onitsha Headbridge and intercepted the truck leading to the arrest of the following Suspects,
(i) Anayo Ulugha 'male' aged 26 years of Orlu in Imo State,
(ii) Omoke Chigozie 'male' aged 28 years of Orlu in Imo State and,
(iii) Joseph Agu 'male' aged 24 years of Omuma, Imo State.
Suspects voluntarily confessed to have snatched the truck same date at about 4:30 am and was heading to Imo State before they were intercepted.
Consequently, the suspects further led Police detectives to Orlu in Imo State where their gang leader one Chinonso Onuigbo 'm' aged 44years of Orlu in Imo State was also arrested.
It would be recalled that similar incident took place a few months ago between Onitsha - Owerri Road in Anambra State before the Commissioner of Police CP John B.Abang , FDC ordered for intensive patrols along that axis thereby forcing the syndicate to flee the State because of tight security measures put in place by the Command.
Meanwhile, exhibits recovered from the suspects include the snatched truck, 900 bags of Cement, and a machete which they allegedly used to attack the truck driver.
The case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command,
For-Commissioner of Police Anambra State Command.