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Obiano arrested in Anambra for robbery



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The police in Anambra State has ar­rested one Francis Obiano (28) and few others for alleged armed robbery and car snatchings from unsuspecting law-abiding citizens.

This is contained in the press state­ment released by the spokesman of the Police in Anambra, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu Anthony, on Thursday, January 5, 2023.

The statement reads, “On 4/1/2023 at about 5:30 p.m., Police Operatives while on surveillance patrol along Ogidi/Eke-Nkpor Road busted a six-man armed robbery gang, recovered two automatic pump action guns, six life cartridges, one suspected snatched black Toyota Camry and one ash Toy­ota corolla.

“The suspects, namely, Innocent Ifeanyi (m) 29 years; Nweze Chiderah (m) 33; Igwe Emmanuel (m) aged 20, kelechi Ani (m) aged 35, Chidera Nwao­bodo (m) aged 23 and Emeka Onuoha aged 30n were about to escape the scene after a car snatching and robbery op­eration.

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“The Operatives engaged the armed robbers in a gun duel and due to superi­or gun power and serious chase by the Police Operatives, the assailants were later arrested with gunshot injuries.

“Also, on the same date, at about 1:30 p.m., Police Operatives acting on credible information at Ogidi, arrested Emmanuel Nwosu ‘m’ 48yrs, Francis Obiano ‘m’ 28yrs and John Philip ‘m’ 31yrs, recovered a truck belonging to Dangote Groups. The truck was re­ported to have been stolen at gunpoint on 2/1/2023 along Owerri Road, Ogidi, Onitsha.

“All the suspects confessed to the crime and they are helping Police Op­eratives with more information which serves as a guide to arrest other gang members and recovery of other stolen items. “

Doris Israel Ijeoma is a journalist with special interest in politics, entertainment, and digital marketing. For inquiries, you can reach her via 08097099378.

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