The Anambra State Police Command announced on Thursday that it had arrested a four-man gang that specialized in burglarizing shops across the state. The operatives from the Ogidi Division received a tip-off on Wednesday and were able to apprehend the suspects.
Police spokesman DSP Tochukwu Ikenga disclosed in a statement on Thursday that operatives from the Ogidi Division busted a burglary gang after receiving a tip-off on Wednesday.
Ikenga further stated that the four suspects, who are all from Ebonyi State, were arrested with two motorcycles, two big generators, one wheelbarrow, a deep freezer, three bags of rice, and two large iron cutters.
He said, “The police in Ogidi, Anambra State have busted a four-man burglary gang that targets commercial shops across the state.”
“Acting on a tip-off received on August 30, the police stormed the hideout of the gang and cordoned it off to prevent the escape of any of the gang members.”
“Four suspects, all of them from Ebonyi State were arrested while the following items were recovered from them – two ladies’ motorcycles, two big generators, one wheelbarrow, one deep freezer, three bags of rice, and two large iron cutters – were recovered from them.”
“On interrogation, the suspects confessed to have broken into a store at Nanka in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State to steal the recovered items.”
He also said that the Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, commended the new Divisional Police Officer in Ogidi, CSP Uche Onyinaya, for his swift action in arresting a cultist and recovering a Baretta pistol. He urged the personnel to continue their good work and not to relent in their pursuit of criminal elements.
“The CP has directed that investigation be extended to the Nanka community to locate the owner of the store and motor licensing office for records of owners of the motorcycles to return the recovered items to the rightful owners on bond while the suspects are to be arraigned in court as soon as investigation is concluded,” he added.