A 21-year-old man identified as Ikechukwu Eze has been arrested by the Anambra State Police Command for allegedly snatching a tricycle known as Keke Napep at gun point in Oba, Anambra.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Police Operatives alongside a vigilante group apprehended the suspect and a pump action gun with bullets were recovered from the suspect on Thursday, November 28.
While reacting to the development, the Police Public Relations in the state, Haruna Mohammed disclosed that the suspect confessed to the crime voluntarily and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
He said, “At about 02:30 am while on routine patrol, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division in conjunction with Vigilante group intercepted one Ikechukwu Eze ‘m’ aged 21 years of Okpuneme village Umudim, Nneni with a tricycle (Keke-Napep) bearing plate number PHC 541 QV.
“Search was conducted on the tricycle leading to the recovery of one Pump Action gun and Seven live cartridges” he said.
“The Commissioner of Police, John Abang urges keke and motorcycle riders to always be careful of the passengers they pick especially at nights and in isolated areas in order not to fall victims of Keke or motorcycle snatching syndicates,” he added.