The Police in Abia state on Tuesday, gunned down a notorious armed robber identified as Sampson Nwokocha, aka ‘Grave’ who has been terrorizing residents of Umuahia and its environs.
It was reported that few weeks ago, a group of armed robbers led by “Grave and his accomplice known as “Tomato” were caught on CCTV camera attacking a filling station located at Bank road Umuahia.
Grave and four members of his gang arrived the filling station at about 9:30am with a Honda Accord vehicle pretending to be customers. After their vehicle tank was filled they brought out guns and led the fuel attendant to the vault and carted away undisclosed sums of money along with other valuables including mobile phones.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Ene Okon, who made this known to newsmen in Umuahia, said Grave was shot dead after a gun battle with his men following a tip-off.
He said that Nwokocha, who was recently released from prison, had been on the watch list of the command following his alleged numerous criminal activities.
“It would be recalled that on Nov. 6 and 10, 2019, Nwokocha and his gang invaded a hotel and robbed staff and guests. During the operation, one policeman on duty was shot dead and his rifle carted away,” said Okon.
“Also on November 10, 2019, Nwokocha and his gang robbed attendants and customers of a filling station on Bank Road, Umuahia. On different occasions, he led a gang that snatched vehicles from their owners within and outside of the capital city at gunpoint. He also robbed other locations and planned to attack the Correctional Service Centre (Prison) in Umuahia to liberate his mother and other inmates.”
Okon warned criminals to desist from their nefarious activities or relocate as the command would not spare them.
Police Arrest 21-Year-Old Man For Allegedly Sodomizing Underaged Boys In Anambra
A 21-year-old man has been arrested by the police in Anambra state for allegedly sodomizing underage boys in the state.
Police arrest 21-year-old man for allegedly sodomizing underaged boys in Anambra lailasnews
The suspect identified as Obimeze Maduabuchi Augustine, of Ofianta village, Nsugbe, in Anambra East Local Government Area of the state, was arrested for allegedly having carnal knowledge with two boys, aged five and seven respectively, on different occasions.
This was made known in a statement from the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Haruna Mohammed.
The spokesperson said Obimese was arrested by the police detectives attached to B’ Division, Awka, following a tip-off. According to a statement, the suspect voluntarily confessed to committing the crime and blamed his acts on peer group influences.
“The scene of the crime was visited by the police detectives and the two victims, all boys, were taken to the hospital for medical examination.” Haruna said
Haruna said the state commissioner of police, CP John B. Abang, has ordered the transfer of the case to the state criminal investigation department (CID) for discreet investigations after which the suspect would be charged to court.
Police Rescue Baby Girl Dumped In The Bush In Anambra
Men of the Anambra state police command have rescued a baby girl that was abandoned in a bush in Idemili South Local Government Area of the state.
The spokesperson of the state police command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the police division in the locality received a report from members of the vigilante that a baby looking very sickly but still alive was found in the bush. The detectives immediately visited the scene and rescued the baby.
“Commander, Nnokwa Vigilante group in Umueshi Village, Nnokwa, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State reported at Nnobi Police Station that a baby girl was abandoned by an unknown person inside Nnokwa bush.
Following the report, police operatives visited the scene, rescued the baby alive but very sickly and rushed her to Chukwu Nonso Hospital for medical attention.
The baby is gradually responding to treatment and will be handed over to Social Welfare for proper care while effort is ongoing to trace the parents in order to unravel the circumstances surrounding the incident
Anyone with useful information about the child should report at Nnobi Divisional Police Station or contact PPRO Anambra State Police Command on GSM no 08060970639.” the statement read
Woman Pretending To Be Blind Is Exposed And Apprehended In Ebonyi
A woman pretending to be blind for financial gains was apprehended in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The woman was reportedly arrested by SA to Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Mineral Resources & Environmental Management.
The woman, who is from Imo State, stands by the Union Bank Junction in Abakaliki to beg for alms.
She allegedly applies Rob ointment to her eyes and this makes her tear up, she then keeps the eye shut while one of her children leads her by the hand. When the effect of the balm wears off, she allegedly reapplies it.
When the woman was caught, her eyes were forced open and nothing appeared to be wrong with them.
The Governor’s Aide, according to reports, took the woman to the old government house after uncovering her deceit.
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