The arrested suspects
A 32-year-old notorious armed robbery suspect identified as Igbonagwam Osinachi has been rounded up by the Imo State Police Command’s tactical team.
The spokesperson of the command, ASP Henry Okoye, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday night, April 4, 2023, said the arrest was made following the directives by the State Commissioner for Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, to clamp down on criminal activities in the state.
“Acting on the directives of the Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde PSC(+) to continuously mop up illicit firearms and stem down the tide of Insecurity in the State, operatives of the Command’s tactical team on credible intelligence, arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect named, Igbonagwam Osinachi ‘m’ 32yrs of Umuchoke Obazu Mbeiri Mbaitoli LGA, Imo State,” the statement read.
“In the course of the investigation, the suspect confessed to the crimes he has committed with his gang members at large, revealing their identity and criminal hideout situated at the littoral land of Nworie River Bank, Owerri.
“Based on his confessions, the inquisitive and determined operatives embarked on a thorough search of the hideout and recovered three locally made pistols and one live cartridge used in perpetrating their nefarious activities in the state.
“Concerted efforts are on top gear to arrest other members of his gang at large. The suspect(s) will be arraigned in court upon completion of a diligent investigation.”
The CP, while commending the operatives for a job well done, urged them to sustain the tempo in stemming down the tide of insecurity until all criminally minded elements are flushed out from the state.
He appealed to well-meaning residents of the state to join hands with the security agencies in the crusade against crimes and criminality and encouraged them to report the same to the nearest Police Station or via the Command’s emergency lines 08034773600 or 08098880197 or 08145235444.