Based on a report by The Nation, the members of a kidnapping and armed theft gang working in Ideato and Orlu areas of Imo State have defined how they shaped the gang as inmates of the Nigeria Correctional Service in Owerri, the state capital.
Chinedu Ehirim(aka Final Physician), 35, is from Ikpa Okpara in Umuobom Autonomous Neighborhood in Ideato South Council Space and Christian Uba, 39, hails from Amaifeke in Orlu council space of the state.
They had been held by males of the Imo State Police command for conspiracy, armed theft and illegal possession of firearms.
Based on the police, the 2 males had attacked and robbed two hunters– Mr. Louis Obiagwu and Mr. Marcel Nwokike of their homes in Umuobom and carting away their valuables.
Talking once they had been paraded earlier than newsmen, Christian Uba mentioned they met in Owerri jail whereas serving jail phrases.
“I met ‘Last Doctor,’ in jail in Owerri and seen that we had been going to be launched quickly. We determined that after we come out, we’ll kind a stronger gang than those we belonged to previously earlier than we went to jail.
“So, after we had been launched, we determined to supply for weapons to start out our personal armed theft and kidnapping gang.
“And since then, we’ve been robbing folks of their properties hoping to make up for the misplaced time in jail. However, we had been arrested by SARS after attacking and robbing the 2 hunters of their properties in Umuobom”, Uba advised newsmen.
Gadgets recovered from the gang included one double-barrel gun minimize to measurement; two single barrel weapons; three dwell cartridges; noticed blade and machete.
In an analogous growth, the police have arrested a serial burglar, 28-year-old Obumneme Diokpo of Uzubi Obodoukwu in Ideato North Native Authorities Space of the state, who specialised in burgling folks’s homes.
Obumneme, who advised the police that he simply returned from the Okigwe jail, having been jailed for breaking into folks’s homes and robbing them of their valuables, was arrested by the officers of the Particular Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), when he broke into the home of 1 Ikechukwu Ijarakwe in Uzubi Obodoukwu round 2.30am and carted away properties and different valuables in the home.
The police described Obumneme as an unrepentant felony who has been terrorising the inhabitants of Obodoukwu, Urualla, Akokwa all in Ideato North LGA, saying after having access to his victims’ homes via the fence, he used heavy iron cutter to chop the window housebreaking proof and rob them.
The state commissioner of police, Rabiu Ladodo, mentioned the suspects can be charged to courtroom on the completion of police investigation.