In a funny twist of event, a one-handed armed robber and his accomplice have been arrested, while trying to snatch a bike in Anambra State.
The one-handed armed robber was nabbed on Thursday at Okofia, Obeledu, Anambra State, after the robbery victim who held on to their cloth to prevent them from escaping was shot. It was gathered that before they could flee the scene of the incident, they were overpowered by passersby and handed over to the police.
This comes barely few weeks after the Police in Anambra State smashed a car snatching syndicate operating in various parts of the state, recovering 11 exotic cars of various brands and arrested 11 suspects.
The cars include Lexus jeep, Mercedes Benz jeep, Toyota corolla, Toyota Camry, among others. Commissioner of police in the state, Mr. Garba Umar, who paraded the suspects and the cars at the state police command in Awka, said the command had to redouble its efforts in protecting the lives and property in the state following increasing car robbery incidents in the area.
According to the CP, One Christian Ojechi of Abor village, Ogidi in Idemili North local government area reported that armed men operating with about four motorcycles snatched from him a Mercedes Benz SUV model 350 with Registration No LAGOS FST 141 FB when he stopped to buy something in a shop along Abatete road by Ogidi Boys Secondary School Ogidi.
He said that in the course of investigation, Monday Odi, 35, resident in Ghana, Monday Chita, 28, of School of Health Technology, Obosi, Somtochukwu Ani, 30, of Nkwelle village Ogidi, David Akoi, 30, of Abor village, Umusiome Nkpor and Sunday Nwafor, 30, also of School of Health Technology, Obosi were arrested. Others arrested for the same offence were Johnson Aerfa, Chibueze Ebenyi of Usho village, Ondo State, who was said to be the sponsor of the gang, as well as Chibuike Ugwu.