By Ifeanyi Okolie
THE Police in Owerri, Imo State, have arrested three suspected notorious armed robbers, who have been terrorizing the state capital with tricycles.
The suspects, Chinedu Ogieri, Morgan Smart, Jacob Ogbu, and Chibueze Nwatameole, were arrested by men of the Scorpion Squad on routine patrol along Egbeada Ubomiri Road in Mbaitolu Local Government Area of the state. Vanguard gathered that acting on a tip-off, the squad learned that the three-man gang were operating with a tricycle and gave the hoodlums a hot chase which led to the arrest of the suspects.
The gang was accused of robbing ladies, who go for morning exercise. Recovered from the suspects were: one fake gun, one tricycle, one Q-link motorcycle and one Samsung J7 phone.
Confirming the arrest, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, said the Command’s efforts to protect the state against perpetrators of crime and criminality would continue to record tremendous results.