The Abia State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of a 4-man gang involved in conspiracy, armed robbery, and impersonation..

According to a statement released and signed on Saturday by ASP Maureen Chinaka LLB ANIPR Police Public Relations Officer For: The Commissioner Of Police Abia State Command, the gang was reported to have raided “Enyioma Christ Lodge Umudike, dispossessed some students of their phones at gunpoint, and forced them to transfer a total of 120,000 naira to their account.”

The Central Police Station (CPS) in Umuahia commenced an investigation and visited the crime scene where they arrested three men from the Man o War base MOAU, namely:

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(I) Onyedikachi Ihechukwumere ‘M’ (25 years)
(ii) Onwuka Christopher ‘M’ (26 years)
(iii) Tochukwu Obinna ‘M’ (30 years)

They also recovered the following exhibits:
(I) 3 out of the 6 stolen phones
(ii) A tricycle with REG No. HAF 011VG FLEET NO 5868, which was used to facilitate their criminal act.

James Prince Victor ‘M’ (39 years) of Ohuhu Umuahia North, who claimed to be an EFCC personnel and led the Man O’ War suspects to the student lodge, was arrested together with Chidozie Onwuzuruike ‘M’ (40 years) of same address. The following items were recovered from them:

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(i) 4 red-coloured jackets with EFCC inscription
(ii) Two EFCC ID Cards
(iii) One of the stolen phones
(iv) One toy gun
(v) Four EFCC search warrants

The police also added that Investigations into this matter is still in progress, thus, “Abians are hereby advised to be security-sensitive and report to the police immediately in cases of suspicious activity, whether the individual is in uniform or not. Security is a collaborative responsibility; help us police you better. Hence, say something when you see something.

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