Two armed robbery suspects identified as 18-year-old Ogbonna Chigozie and 33-year-old Chimezie Afulor have been arrested by men of Anambra State for attempting to beat border post in the state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspects were intercepted on a tricycle with a locally-made pistol among other tools.
Reacting on the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest.
Mohammed said the suspects were arrested by operatives while enforcing the COVID-19 curfew.
He said the Commissioner of Police, John Abang has ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the Command Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) for discreet investigation.
He said, “Suspects were immediately searched and the following exhibits found in their possession: one locally-made pistol with four rounds of live ammunition, one tricycle, house-breaking implements and N31,720 cash.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects allegedly snatched the tricycle from Nkpor and were trying to cross to Akokwa in Imo State before their arrest.”