TRICYCLE OPERATORS IN ANAMBRA STATE WARNED TO BE ON ALERT
The Police Command in Anambra State has warned tricycle operators in the area to be mindful of criminals who pose as passengers especially at night.
The command saysthis is to avoid falling victim to tricycle snatching syndicates who use the cover of the night to carry out the crime.
In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Haruna Muhammed explains that following the successful clamp down on robbery and handbag snatching syndicates at Upper Iweka, the criminals had devised a new approach.
According to the statement, Special Anti Robbery Squad arrested twenty six years old Victor Okafor at Oba in Idemmili North Local Government Area whose gang specializes in snatching tricycles while one tricycle was recovered from him.
The tricycle was reportedly snatched at gun point from Mr Daniel Ogba from Nkpor Uno by two armed men who posed as passengers.
Mr Mohammed further stated that four suspects were arrested for allegedly drugging and abducting a fourteen year old teenager at Anglican Girls School, Oba, on the 17th of this month.
The four suspects and two others who are now at large took the girl to a building at Oba, where they robbed and had carnal knowledge of her for two consecutive days.