July 14, 2024

Police arrest suspected armed robber, rapist in Anambra


The Anambra Police Command has arrested two suspected criminals for armed robbery and rape.

The Command’s spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, said in a statement that the arrests were made on Saturday.

“In the early hours of 15/6/2024 Police Operatives attached to Abagana division arrested two serial offenders wanted on a case of alleged rape and armed robbery.

“Operatives recovered two locally made double barrel guns, one locally made single barrel gun, six live cartridges, and one Q link motorcycle.”

The suspects were identified as Chukwuma Diji, 35, who also goes by the name Sympathy or Chiboy, and Micheal Edochie, 31, from Eziabunabu Umudun, Abagana.

The statement added, “Sometime last year the suspects allegedly raped a married woman at Obinagu Abagana and fled the Community when Security Operatives attempted to arrest them.

“Also on 6/6/2024, the suspects broke into an apartment belonging to a young lady and raped her and her friend at gunpoint.

“The criminals later forced one of the victims to transfer money to his account after they took turns of sex with them. Chukwuma and Micheal both confessed to the crime.”

Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Nnaghe Itam has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a comprehensive look to get justice for the victims of the alleged crimes



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