2 Edo robbers identified as 28-year-old Larry Ojo of Idobu Benin bypass and 20-year-old Osaze Jude of Sakpoba road, have been arrested by the Imo State Police while driving a stolen vehicle to the state.
The Edo robbers who were arrested along Arondizuogu Ideato North local government by operatives of the F-SARS Imo Command who acted on a tip-off, robbed one Mikiste Thomas in Edo state at gunpoint and made away with his Toyota Camry with registration number AGB 460 GC among others valuable items. The stolen vehicle was driven down Imo State, where the suspects expected to sell it off.
Recall also that two grandfathers were arrested by the Anambra State Police Command over a stolen car. They were allegedly caught while trying to sell a Toyota Tacoma SUV stolen in Owerri, Imo State.
Twenty-five bunches of keys, including a master key, one Federal Road Safety Corps jacket, FRSC banner, and two number plates were recovered from them. Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters in Amawbia near Awka, the State Police Public Relations Officer, Nkeiruka Nwode, gave the names of the suspects as Monday Uche (64), Sunday Ofoekwe (42) and Joseph Chikezie (60).
Nwode said the suspects conspired with Samuel Okowa and Johnson Okowa, who were still at large, and removed one Toyota Tacoma with Registration No: KGS 737 KS from where it was parked at St Michael’s Catholic Church, Amakioha Owerri.
She said the suspects were tracked down by operatives of Anambra State Police Command, who arrested them at Nnobi, Idemili South Local Government Area of the State. The PPRO said the suspects had confessed to the crime and were assisting the police with useful information. She added that they would be handed over to the Imo State Police Command for prosecution accordingly.
She said, “Finally, I want to call on the good people of Anambra State to be security conscious at all times and report any strange observation or suspicious movements to the security agencies promptly.”