Police nabs 6 armed robbery suspects, rescues 19 children from traffickers’ den

Posted by News Express | 12 November 2017 | 1,824 times

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The Police in Enugu State have arrested six armed robbery suspects in Alulu Nike on the outskirts of Enugu metropolis.

The spokesman of the state’s police command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, alleged in a statement on Saturday that the suspects carried out the crime on Oct. 25 at a house located at Alulu Nike at about 1 a.m.

Amaraizu said that those arrested included two suspected robbers, three suspected receivers, and a Keke NAPEP operator.

“Following intelligence information, the police operatives of the New Haven Division arrested two suspects who gave their names as Chika Ezenwa alias Chiboy and Emmanuel Sunday alias Daddy B.

“The two were arrested alongside other gang members who allegedly went to a victim’s house at Alulu Nike.

“They broke into the house and robbed the occupants of the building of their various valuables at gun points.

“It was further gathered that the hoodlums noticing that police operatives are aware of their misdeed; quickly escaped.

“They were pursued and in the course of their escape, they were promptly closed up that early morning at about 2 a.m. by police operatives.

“However, some members of the gang narrowly escaped while Ezenwa and Sunday were apprehended,” he said.

Amaraizu said that following their arrest, the case was transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) where in a follow up investigations, one Abraham James alias Latty was also arrested on Oct. 29.

“Also, one Onyebuchi Onwe of Obinagu Amuri in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State, a notorious receiver of armed robbery exhibits, was arrested by the operatives on Nov. 2.

“On Nov. 6, arrested in connection with the incident is one Agu Ebuka for allegedly receiving robbed and stolen properties together with one Yakubu Huseli.

“Huseli was arrested for his role of always conveying suspects and exhibits with a tricycle popularly known as Keke NAPEP,” he said.

The spokesman said that items recovered from the suspects included three 32-inch Plasma televisions; three vehicles, an Apple laptop; two small laptops; and one iPad.

Amaraizu said that the suspects had been helping the police operatives in their investigations while manhunt had been intensified against other fleeing members of the gang. (NAN)

In another development, the police in Kaduna State has rescued 19 children believed to be victims of human trafficking in Kafanchan, Jemaa Local Government Area of the state.

The children all between the ages of four months to 14 years old, were rescued by a team of police detectives following intelligence information about the activities of the suspects.

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Agyole Abeh said the suspects were traced from Kafanchan to a facility at Gwagwalada area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The suspected child traffickers kept the children inside a house with the purpose of taking them to an unknown destination before luck ran against them.

A man identified as James Nwachukwu, who claims to be the father of one of the children said he was lured by a Reverend Sister to his son to the orphanage home in Gwagwalada, when his wife died seven years ago, but did not know the suspects were into human trafficking business.

The rescued children have since been rehabilitated and those in critical condition are currently receiving treatment at the police clinic in the state capital.

The other children were rehabilitated for medical treatment to ascertain psychological and physical damages they might have suffered. The other children are in the custody of the command for proper profiling.

The Kaduna Police boss, Abeh, says an investigation is still ongoing to identify the parents of the victims as well as arresting more suspects who were part of the trafficking syndicate.

He, however, calls on parents and guardians to be mindful of the movement of their children in order not to fall victims in the hands of kidnappers or traffickers. (NAN/Channels TV)

Source: News Express

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