March 20, 2023



Imo Police arrest bandit, get well arms 

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command have arrested a bandit  concerned in housebreaking and stealing.

In an announcement issued Tuesday by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Abattam, he mentioned, “On 26/10/2022 at about 0900 hours, a report of housebreaking and stealing was acquired by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) incharge of Oguta Police Station and his investigation staff instantly swung into motion to establish and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act. 

“After diligent gathering of credible intelligence, on 27/10/2022 at about 1200 hours, One Nnura Henry Afam ‘m’ aged 34 years outdated, a local of Umuayata village in Oguta Native Authorities Space of Imo State was arrested. In the middle of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming that it was his boss, Ebuka surname unknown alias “Small Witch” that instructed him to interrupt into the complainant’s home at night time time and steal the properties and to take all of the stolen objects to his (Ebuka’s) home.

“He additional revealed that they belong to an armed theft gang and Ebuka alias “Small Witch” is the top of the gang, that has been terrorising communities in Oguta Native Authorities Space and its environs. He then led the investigating staff to the home of Ebuka alias “Small Witch” the place the stolen objects had been stored.”

CSP Abattam additional disclosed that the suspect, on sighting the police from a distance arriving his residence, instantly locked his door from the within and escaped by means of the rear door into the bush. 

“Nevertheless, the door was compelled open, searched and the next objects had been recovered to the station. They embrace; Three (3) computerized English made Beretta Pistols, Forty-six (46) stay GPMG ammunition, Fifty-eight (58) stay 7.62mm M240 machine gun ammunition, Seventy-two (72) AK-47 rifle 5.56mm stay ammunition, Two (2) empty Pistol journal, Twenty three (23) stay cartridges, Thirty 9 (39) .9mm ammunition, Sixteen (16) stay LAR rifle ammunition, One (1) broken pistol journal, One (1) broken G3 journal, two (2) Itel handset, One (1) Motorbike, One (1) bicycle, Three (3) Tv units and his private image,” he mentioned.

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Blueprint gathered that efforts had been on high gear to arrest the fleeing suspect and different members of his gang.