Two Friends Arrested For Robbing Women Who Live Alone

Operatives of the Abia State Police Command have arrested two young robbers, Obinna Anyanwu and Chinedu Awa [ndi ori], who engaged in robbing women that live alone at the Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, Umuahia.

one of their victims was Mrs Beatrice Okpi.

They were said to have burgled the homes of these women and carted away their clothings, kitchen utensils and other valuables.

The day for the owner eventually came as they raided the home of one Uche Jonathan, to steal two welding machines valued at N46,000.00.

While in the process of carrying the heavy machines, Uche alerted the residents who assisted to call the Police before the suspects were arrest.

Addressing newsmen in the Abia state capital, the Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, said: “These same suspects ransacked the shop of Emeka Aharaumunna, at the estate and carted away six generators valued at N450,000.

"They also stormed the house of Pastor Gabriel Nwankwo and fired gunshots in an attempt to break into the victim’s house to rob.”

Obinna who confessed to the allegations claimed his friend, Flex, had initiated him into the crime. “I have been involved in robbery operations five times,” he said.

However, Chinedu Awa who hailed from Ndi Uduma Awoke, Ohafia Local Government Area of the state, denied partaking in the robbery. He said he only bought the stolen items, which he also, claimed, he didn't know were proceeds of the robbery.

He said: “I’m not part of the gang. I only bought some stolen items from them. I didn’t know the items were stolen ones.”