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The Police in Anambra State have arrested a suspected armed robber who specializes in snatching tricycles, a three-wheeled vehicule popularly known as keke. The 21 year old suspect, Ndubuisi Chibuike, who hails from Nenwe in Enugu State, was nabbed by operatives of the State Anti- Robbery Squad (SARS) at Eke Awka, after allegedly dispossessing his victim, one Basil Agbaka, of his tricycle at gunpoint.

A statement released by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Anambra State Command, Mr. Haruna Mohammed, indicates that the arrest followed a distress call.

“On 26 February 2020 at about 9:15pm, following a distress call, Police operatives attached to the Command Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) arrested at Eke Awka one Ndubuisi Chibuike, a male aged 21 years of Nenwe, Enugu State.

“The suspect, who was beaten to stupor by the mob, was rescued and arrested after he allegedly robbed one Agbaka Basil (male) of his tricycle at gunpoint.”

Mr. Mohammed said one Markov Pistol, six live ammunition and the allegedly snatched tricycle were recovered from the suspect.

“Meanwhile, the suspect was taken to the hospital for medical attention and would be charged to Court as soon as investigations are concluded,” the release noted.

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