POLICE ARREST TWO ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS, RECOVER ARMS, STOLEN CAR, THREE DAYS AFTER RESUMING DUTY
Police in Nigeria have been off duty since the #ENDSARS protest that grew in to #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY protest began across the country.
The protests led to the burning down of most police facilities and killing of personnel.
The phinomenon also gave room to cultists, robbers and other hoodlums the opportunity to operate freely.
And following the ugly development, many Nigerians including those, who hated some activities of the Police began to appeal for the officers to return to their duty posts, prompting Police authorities to dispatch its officers and men to duty again.
Brave Views gathered that barely three days after police in Anambra State resumed duties, officers there have recorded some successes.
Men of the Anambra State Command have in the meantime, foiled a robbery operation in Onitsha, arresting two suspects.
The feat was confirmed by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Haruna Mohammed.
He disclosed that firearm and ammunition were recovered from the suspects, while a Toyota Venza car, suspected to have been stolen by the gang was also recovered.
According to the PPRO; “On the 14/11/2020 at about 10:05pm, there was a distress call that two suspected armed robbery gangs were operating near Shoprite, Onitsha.
“Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to the Command Rapid Response squad (RRS) quickly responded, rushed to the scene and arrested one Chibuike Okwuosa ‘m’ aged 24 years and one Odigbo Chidera ‘m’ aged 26 years, all residents of Awada.
“Meanwhile, one revolver pistol, five rounds of .9mm live ammunition, one dagger and an unregistered Toyota Venza car were recovered from them.”
Mohammed disclosed that the case had been referred to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for thorough investigation after which, suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
He assured that the Commissioner of Police in the State, CP John B.Abang is committed to the safety of the people and urged them not to relent in providing timely information to the Command.