20171004

Ex-Policeman, Friend Arrested For Robbing Two Brothers

An ex-policeman, Kenneth Chikwe, and one Livingstone Uzohu, have been arrested in Awka, Anambra State, for allegedly robbing two brothers of their cars.

The state Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, disclosed this at the police headquarters in Amawbia, in the Awka South Local Government Area of the state while parading some suspected criminals.

He said following a distress call that the two brothers were robbed of their cars, the police launched an investigation, which led to the arrest of the dismissed policeman.

Umar said the ex-policeman had bullet injuries when he was arrested, adding that his confession led to the arrest of his alleged accomplice, Uzohu Livingstone, 51, in Owerri, Imo State.

The CP said the two cars were recovered from the suspects.

“Both suspects have provided useful information that can lead to the arrest of other gang members and possible recovery of other stolen vehicles,” he added.

Umar said a Range Rover, Toyota Hilux, one AK-47 rifle and 20 rounds of live ammunition were recovered from the suspects.

Other items recovered from them, he said, include one K-2 rifle with 15 rounds of live ammunition, one pump-action gun with five cartridges and one locally-made pistol.