The Imo State Police Command on Friday charged four suspected armed robbers to court in Owerri, the state capital.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Andrew Enwerem, paraded the suspects before newsmen at the command’s headquarters before their arraignment.
The suspects are Ugochukwu Onyema, 30, of Umunkwu Umuezeopara in Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of the state and Nicholas Akujiobi, 33, of Umuonumor Uzoagba Ikeduru LGA.
Others are Ugochukwu Ohale, 29, of Umuawaka Emii in Owerri North LGA and Chibuzor Onyenu, 30, of Uzoagba Ikeduru LGA.
Enwerem explained that they were arrested on April 23, 2017 during a routine patrol along Naze road in Owerri North LGA of the state.
He added that they were nabbed while carrying a stolen 50KVA sound-proof generator in a Nissan Wagon vehicle with registration number KRD687AM.
Enwerem said, “On April 23,2017, operatives of the Imo State Police Command arrested the above named suspects during a routine patrol along Naze in Owerri North LGA.
“Suspects were arrested while conveying a stolen 50KVA sound-proof Perkins power generator in a Nissan Wagon vehicle with Reg. No. KRD687AM.
“Investigation revealed that the Perkins power generator belongs to Amanba Ebikoro Community in Ikeduru LGA. Investigation has been concluded and suspects would be charged to court this morning.”
The state PPRO explained that the generator was recovered from the suspects as an exhibit.
When interviewed, one of the suspects, Onyema, who said that he was into repair of generators, admitted that he knew that the generator was a stolen item, but opted to buy it for N400,000.
He said he had no money at the moment to buy the stolen item and contacted another person, identified as Dogwo, adding that it was in the process that he was nabbed by the police while Dogwo ran away.