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Police arrest Imo robbery suspect, recover pistols

by OkeomaNews

The Imo State Police command on Thursday disclosed that it had arrested 32- year – old armed robbery suspect, Chukwudi Oguzie.

A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Henry Okoye, in Owerri, the state capital, disclosed that the suspect who was arrested while the operatives of the command were on a Stop- and – Search -Duty is a member of a gang that is on the wanted list of the police in the state.

The statement further informed that three locally made pistols, 15 rounds of live cartridges and varieties of illicit hard drugs were recovered from him.

The statement read “Operatives of the Command’s tactical team on 05/04/2023, at about 1230hrs, while on surveillance patrol along Owerri-Port Harcourt road, apprehended one Oguzie Chukwudi ‘m’ 32yrs, of Amasa Ngugo, Ikewduru LGA, Imo State, unlawfully in possession of three (3) locally made Revolver Pistols, fifteen (15) rounds of live cartridges, varieties of prohibited hard drugs and other robbed items.

“The arrest of the hoodlum was sequel to the dexterity and curiosity shown by the clever operatives while conducting an intelligence-led stop-and-search on a commercial bus they intercepted.  

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is the gang leader of a notorious armed robbery syndicate on the command’s wanted list, famous for their nefarious activities in the state. 

“He equally confessed to some of the crimes perpetrated by his gang. Effort is on top gear to track down other suspects at large and the local manufacturer of the gun. They will be arraigned in court on completion of a diligent investigation.

“The Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde psc(+) while commending the operatives for their proactiveness, charged them to dominate the entire security space and continue to mop-up illicit fire arms from the hands of criminally minded elements in the state.”

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Evans April 8, 2023 - 10:55 pm

For those that still believes in Nigeria police, In my present once, a woman was beaten to pose for a picture before some juju materials that the woman knew nothing about,, the woman had to accept to take that pose, just to stop them from killing her!, Then tomorrow, people will see it and shout ewww this woman is doing juju oo,,,, Nigerian police will be the last person I will believe their stories again!

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