A yong man simply identified as Chinedu, who said to be leader of an armed robbery gang, has been arrested by Police officials attached to the Anti-Robbery Squad of Aba Area Command.
According to The Nation, Chinedu, a resident of No.13 Truemen by Okigwe road in Aba North Local Government Area of the state, was arrested at Erondu Street off Ama Ogbonna through a tip off.
It was alleged that activities of Chinedu and his gang has subjected lives and property in the area in danger before his arrest.
While speaking to a correspondent, some of the residents of the area, confirmed that there have been pockets of crime in the area, even though they could not directly point to Chinedu and his gang as the perpetrators.
“We can’t say that he and his gang were responsible for the series of crime in our area until the day that he was arrested and when we asked, they said that he has been involved in many robbery operations.
“I think that the police know better and through further investigation, they can determine whether he is guilty or innocent.”
The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Geoffrey Ogbonna couldn’t be reached for comments, but a source at the Aba Area Command confirmed the arrest of Chinedu and stated that investigation into the matter and efforts to arrest other members of his (Chinedu’s) gang was ongoing.
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