OPERATIVES of the Anambra State Police Command on Tuesday arrested two robbery suspects of the same parents.
SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Anambra State Police Command who confirmed the report stated in the Command’s Diary that the two siblings are undergraduates at Paul University and University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
The statement reads;
“On the 22/9/2020 at about 9:am police operatives attached to B’ Division Awka arrested two robbery suspects as follows,
(i). Chigozie Simon ‘m’ aged 21years native of Aguata but resides at Kenfrank Lodge UNIZIK Tempsite, Awka and,
(ii). Onyeka Simon ‘m’ aged 22years of same address.
“The Suspects who are brothers from same parents as well as undergraduates at Paul University and UNN allegedly entered a jewellery shop forcefully at Tempsite Awka, tied the sales girl and cover her mouth with cello tape. They also threatened to stab the sales girl on her neck if she screams and thereafter carted away 33 wrist watches, 14 necklaces valued over three hundred thousand naira (#300,000) and cash sum of thirty-seven thousand Naira(N37,000)
“Consequently, as the suspect were escaping, the sales girl loosened the tape and raised alarm which led to the arrest of the suspects after a hot chase” Mohammed stated.
He added that exhibits recovered in their possessions includes 33 wrist watches,14 necklaces, cash sum of #37,000 Naira and a wrap of dried leave suspected to be Cannabis Sativa following a search at their residence.
The PPRO also said the suspects voluntarily confessed to the crime and investigation is ongoing after which they would be brought to book, and urges the public who were victims of similar robbery incidents to report for thorough investigation.
“The Command urges the public who were victims of similar robbery incidents to report at B’ Division Awka in order to enable the Police conduct discreet investigation into the matter”, he added.