- *Recover firearm and a motorcycle snatched at gunpoint
On the 7/12/2020 at about 9:am,there was a distress call that suspected armed robber allegedly snatched a Honda CUB50 at Okpuno, Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.
Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Area Command and Otolo Division in conjunction with Egbumuenem vigilante group, Otolo quickly mobilised to the scene and arrested one Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu ‘m’, aged 24years of Ebonyi State but resident at Abubor Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA.
Meanwhile,one English made barreta pistol with breech number 941396, one motorcycle and two assorted phones were recovered from the suspect and registered as exhibits.
However,suspect was beaten to stupor by angry mob before he was rescued by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment. Case under investigation after which suspect would be brought to book.
In a related development,on 7/12/2020, Police Patrol Team attached to Aguata Division received a distress call that two men went to a filling Station to refuel with ash colored Highlander sports utility vehicle (SUV) with REG.No AAA-625-ES but shortly after refueling, the occupants of the vehicle refused to pay the fuel attendant his money, instead,they threatened to shoot him with a gun.On sighting the Police patrol team which responded promptly,the Suspects fired a gun and escaped, but were forced to abandon the vehicle which was reasonably suspected to have been snatched at gunpoint after a hot pursuit.
The vehicle was recovered and upon search,a plate number with REG NO.KTU-314-EV was found inside the vehicle.Investigation is ongoing and effort is being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspects in order to bring them to justice.