… One confessses being in business for 13 yrs
PHIL OKOSE, Onitsha
The Special Anti -Cultism Squad, SPACS, of the Anambra State Police Command, has allegedly arrested a two-man armed robbery/pick pocking gang.
Daily Champion reliably gathered that the gang has been terrorizing residents, motorists and other road users along the old Nkpor/Awka road.
The robbers were said to have been arrested in their bid to snatch money and other valuables from a man at gun-point.It was on the process that a team of the SPACS, on a tip-off, stormed the scene and arrested the duo.
One of the robbers, Okechukwu Eze, an indigene of Nenwe, Enugu State and father of one, believing they might be left off the hook if they confess to the crime, revealed that he has been in the crime as a robber/pick-pocket for 13 years running.
Pleading for forgiveness and vowed never to return to the robbery and pick-pocketing operations again if forgiven, he admitted robbing a man of his GSM handset few days to their arrest, stating that he sold it for #30,000.
Earlier, his accomplice, Emeka Azubuike, from Odume, Aniri Local Government Area, Enugu state, who was riding the motorcycle which they operated with, said, “I am not married but I impregnated my girl friend”.As they were being whisked away, the victim of the suspected armed robbers whose handset was snatched, spotted Okechukwu Eze as one of those that robbed him at gun-point along the Nkpor Awka road and collected his GSM handset.
Both suspects had denied using guns and pledged to take the SPACS team to their hide out in Onitsha where those with guns will be arrested.Confirming the arrest, the SPACS Commander, Mr Christopher Bassey, (CSP), said the suspects were assisting them in their investigation.
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