POLICE APPREHEND SUSPECTED 4-MAN BURGLARY GANG IN ANAMBRA

REPORTER: UCHE NEDEKE

The Police in Ogidi, Anambra State, have busted a four-man burglary gang that allegedly targets commercial shops across the state.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr. Tochukwu Ikenga, said the police, following on a tip-off, stormed the hideout of the gang and cordoned it off to prevent escape of any of the gang members.

The statement said four suspects, all of them from Ebonyi State, were arrested while some items were recovered.

They included 2 ladies motorcycles, 2 big generators, one wheelbarrow, and one deep freezer.

The statement incated the upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to have broken into a store in Nanka, Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State to steal the recovered items.

According to the statement, the State Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, who commended the newly posted DPO in Ogidi, Mr. Uche Onyinaya, for hitting the ground running, having earlier arrested and recovered a Baretta Pistol from a cultist, asked the personnel not to relent in their pursuit of criminal elements.

The statement further said that the Commissioner of Police had directed that investigation be extended to Nanka to locate the owners of the store and Motor Licensing Office for records of owners of the motorcycles with a view to returning the recovered items to the rightful owners.

The statement added that suspects would be arraigned in court as soon as investigation was concluded.

EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU

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