Police Sustain Onslaught on Criminal Elements in Anambra
It would be recalled that on the 29\6\2018 in broad daylight, a trader one Ndubuisi Nwokolo male aged 38 years of No 21 otamoye Street,adoakpu in Onitsha was murdered in cold blood allegedly by one IKENDA and his accomplices using offensive weapons such as machetes and cutlasses on the victim.
2. Following the incident, the Command launched aggressive manhunt for the fleeing perpetrators and declared the ring leader one Ikechukwu Udensi alias IKENDA male aged 27 years of Azia town in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State wanted.
3. Consequently, on the 31/3/2019 at about 12:50pm, following painstaking intelligence and strategic planning,Police operatives attached to the Command Operation Udoka and Special Anti robbery Squad SARS raided a Criminal hideout at Menax near down flyover in Onitsha and arrested the notorious Suspect Ikechukwu Udensi AKA IKENDA who was earlier declared wanted in connection with the alleged murder.
On the 15/2/2019 at about 02:am, hoodlums Suspected to be IPOB members attacked Ajalli Division, burnt down the station, three police patrol vehicles and other exhibits.
2. Suspects, equally carted away three AK 47 rifles from the Division armoury and injured the DCO who was on visiting round.
3. Following the incident, the Command special Anti robbery Squad embarked on aggressive manhunt of perpetrators and arrested five of the suspects as follows.
-Abuchi Nwogwu ‘m’ aged 21 years ,
-Okwudili Nwanne ‘m” aged 42 years,
-Maduabuchi Obia ‘m’ aged 22 years,
-Chukwuedozie Orah ‘m’ aged 30 years and,
-Ekechi Chukwuemeka ‘m’ aged 30 years all of Ndikelionwu in Orumba North LGA of Anambra State .
4. Upon interrogation the suspects took operatives to their criminal hideout and one of the AK 47 rifle with breech number KO 358792 carted away was recovered.
5. Case under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
3.1 ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT AND RECOVERY OF FIREARM.
On the 28/3/2019 at about 10:05pm,Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad SARS arrested at Upper Iweka area Onitsha one Chimaobi Amauwa ‘m’ aged 25 years of Ihechiowa in Abia State.
2. Preliminary investigation revealed that suspect belonged to a one chance robbery syndicate terrorizing Onitsha and environs using a commercial bus in order to deceive their victims.
3. Exhibits recovered from the suspect include one recovered one locally made pistol and the operational vehicle L300 bus with REG. No. DRK 85 XA.
4. Case under investigation and effort is ongoing to apprehend his accomplices after which they would be charged to Court for prosecution.
5. Finally, I want to assure all “Ndi Anambra ” and residents alike that all hands are on deck to ensure the safety and Security of all citizens in the State.The Public are equally enjoined to continue to assist the Police with useful information and report any suspicious persons or movement through the Police emergency numbers availed to the Public for prompt response, please.
CP Mustapha Dandaura
Commissioner of Police Anambra State Police Command