Luck has ran out on some notorious killers, armed robbers and cultists after they were traced and arrested by men of the Abia state police command.
The young cultists and armed robbers caught in Abia state
The Abia State Police Command under the leadership of CP. ‘Leye Oyebade in its determination to rid Abia State of crime and criminality has embarked on numerous proactive measures to ensure that crimes are nipped in the bud and perpetrators of heinous and violent crimes put on check.
However, within the period under review, the Command has recorded various achievements through the implementation of its identified crime fighting strategies. Here-under are some of our achievements within the period:
ARREST OF CULTISTS:
On 07/07/2017 at about 1600hrs, responding to information received that suspected cultists lodged in one Grand Lotto Hotel Aba, detectives attached to Ndiegoro Division swooped on the trio of Obike Stanley, Favour Michael and Kingsley Uchenna both males of Ken-Saro Wiwa Polytechnic, Bori and Rivers State Polytechnic, Ogoni respectively. The following items were recovered from them namely: one axe, cultist regalia, tramadol tablets and weeds suspected to be Indian-hemp. Suspects confessed being members of New Black Movement of Africa (NBM).Investigation is in progress.
ARREST OF MURDER SUSPECT:
On 01/07/2017 at about 1200hrs, sequel to information received on the missing of one Peter Alaebuonu Eseonu, a tricycle operator, 67years ‘m’ of Ekenaobizi Umuopara Umuahia on 27/06/2017; detectives attached to Central Police Station, Umuahia swooped on one Chinonso David Ibekwe, 25yrs ‘m’ of Ndiotu Ntalakwu, Bende LGA. The suspect, a 200 level Computer Science student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State gave a lead towards the recovery of the decomposing body of the said Peter Alaebuonu Eseonu in a ditch at Amuzukwu Umuahia. He has however, confessed to the crime while the decomposing body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue for preservation and autopsy. The suspect has been charged to Court and remanded in Prison custody.
ARREST OF SUSPECTS / RECOVERY OF STOLEN ITEMS:
Sequel to a report on 02/07/2017 that his house was broken into while away for Church service same day by unknown person(s) and his house properties carted away; men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) attached to Obehie Division swung into action and arrested the duo of Maduabuchi Lolo and Onyemaechi Emeruwa both males of Obehie aged 21 and 19 years respectively. Suspects confessed to the crime and gave a lead to the recovery of the stolen items viz: one LG Plasma Tv, one Samsung Plasma Tv, one Home theatre music set, clothes and other personal effects. Efforts are geared toward arresting other members of the gang.
ARREST OF MURDER SUSPECT / RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION:
On 09/07/2017 at about 1100hrs, information was received that someone was shot dead along Obohia road Aba. Sequel to this, a patrol team attached to Ndiegoro Division on routine patrol rushed to the scene at No. 22 Obohia road Aba where the deceased was met in a pool of her own blood. The Divisional Police Officer, Ndiegoro mobilized other patrol teams and proceeded to the scene where one Ogbonnaya Igwe ‘m’ of 22 Obohia road was arrested in his hide-out at the ceiling of the house. One Pump-Action rifle and double barrel gun with 15 live cartridges and four expended cartridges were recovered from the suspect and at the scene respectively. Corpse of the deceased later identified as Ijeoma Chibuzo was deposited in the Mortuary for autopsy. Investigation is in progress.
ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS / RECOVERY OF MOTORCYCLE / CARTRIDGES:
On 12/07/2017 at about 0530hrs, the Inspector General of Police’ X-Squad, Force Headquarters attached to Abia State Command, arrested the duo of Sunday Onyemeonu Okpara 17yrs and Uchenna Wisdom 17yrs both males of Umudike, who had on 08/07/2017 snatched on gun point, a motorcycle with reg. no. RLU 871 QC from one Emmanuel Nworgu ‘m’, a student of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike. The motorcycle and two live cartridges were recovered from them. More efforts are put in place towards arresting one other at large.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS:
On 08/07/2017 at about 2130hrs, on information that a Toyota Sienna van with reg. no. KRK 930 AA, ash in colour was parked at Ugba Junction market square by suspected hoodlums, patrol team attached to Owerrinta Division raced to the scene where one Kingdom Jonah Udo ‘m’ of Eleme in Port-Harcourt Rivers State was accosted. The suspect, Kingdom Jonah Udo quickly confessed that he was waiting for two of his gang members who had gone out with a Dee-Damak Motorcycle with reg. no. Imo UML 511 QP red in colour. The other two members, Kingsley Alozie ‘m’ of Isiala Ngwa North LGA and one Charles Tochukwu ‘m’ of Alolo village Okpuala LGA Imo State later came back at about 2300hrs were also arrested. During a search on them, the following items were recovered from them: Eight live cartridges, Three live 5.56mm ammunition, Toyota Sienna van, Dee-Damak motorcycle, Six GSM phones, the sum One Hundred and Fifteen Thousand Eight Hundred and Fifty Naira (N115, 850.00). Case is still under investigation.
RECOVERY OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION:
On information, detectives of Anti-kidnapping Unit attached to Area Command Aba on 30/06/2017 at about 1830hrs recovered two locally made short guns with Six live cartridges and Two expended cartridges suspected to have been abandoned by unknown hoodlums at Evangel Seminary School premises in Ovom, Ogbor-Hill Aba. The exhibits have been taken into custody while area is placed under surveillance to track down those behind the scene.
DSP GEOFFREY OGBONNA, POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
ABIA STATE COMMAND