Imo SARS arrests four robbery suspects, recovers vehicles


Chidiebube Okeoma, Owerri

Operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested four armed robbery suspects in the state .

A statement issued in Owerri , the state capital on Tuesday by the Command ’s Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu , stated that the suspects were arrested on Monday at their hideout in Nekede in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state following a tip -off.

He said the suspects are Michael Anyanwu, Uche Obi , Chikezie Ejiaku and Ifeanyi Chilaka .

The police spokesperson , who disclosed that the suspects had confessed to the crime , said that they would be charged to the court at the conclusion of the investigation .

The statement read partly “ On August 12 , 2019 , upon credible intelligence, operatives of the Special Anti- Robbery Squad , SARS , swooped on a criminal hideout around Nekede and arrested four suspects .

“Michael Anyanwu , 35 of Obinze , Owerri West LGA , Uche Obi , 38 of Army Barracks , Obinze Owerri West LGA , Chikezie Ejiaku , 42 , of Oforola, Owerri West LGA and Ifeanyi Chilaka of Avu junction, Owerri West LGA .

“Vehicles recovered ; LEXUS 300 jeep ( ash in colour ) registration number EKY 444 CF , LEXUS 300 jeep( dark grey ) Registration number , EKY 894 CC .

“It is noteworthy that on June 28 , 2019 , at Mbonu Ojike , one Amarachi Osualla ‘F ’, put up her vehicle for sale . One of the suspects on the pretence of buying the car demanded to test the car after bargaining , and as such zoomed off with the car to an unknown destination .

“The command has since been on the lookout for the suspect as well as the said car before their arrest now .

“ They have however confessed to the crime and other incidents , and efforts are on to recover other stolen vehicles , while investigation continues .”

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