Fake ‘Willie Obiano’, 26 armed robbery suspects in police net

Posted by Aloysius Attah, Onitsha | 24 July 2018 | 2,165 times

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•Anambra CP, Garba Umar

An internet fraudster, who had been posing as Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State, using a fake Facebook account was, on Tuesday, paraded by the Anambra State Police Command alongside 26 other suspects arrested in different parts of the state for armed robbery and cultism related crimes.

Also displayed were cache of arms and ammunition which the police disclosed belonged to a local arms manufacturer and other criminal suspects arrested following intelligence reports.

Addressing reporters at the Command Headquarters Amawbia, the Commissioner of Police, Garba Umar, flanked by other senior officers and the PPRO, Muhammed Haruna, said the breakthrough in crime fighting in the state was as a result of the command’s continued efforts to further stem the tide of crimes and criminality to its barest minimum through proactive steps which included but not limited to visibility policing, criminal mapping, intelligence-led policing, constant Raids of Black spots and criminal hideouts in accordance with the recent directives of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris.

Giving a breakdown of the remarkable results, CP Umar disclosed that following rising cases of internet fraudsters, operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad tracked and arrested one Okwudili John, male, aged 30 years of Delta State.

He disclosed that the suspect belonged to internet fraudsters popularly known as “Yahoo Boys” who fraudulently obtain money under false pretence from innocent victims and was also involved in using fake Facebook account and impersonating prominent persons including that of His Excellency, Governor Willie Obiano in order to defraud his victims.

The police boss also disclosed that on the July 20, at about 11:00hrs, following intelligence report, the Command operatives attached to special anti-robbery squad (FSARS) arrested one Ojiakor Chike, male aged 25yrs of Umuezeawara in Ihiala LGA of Anambra State. He said findings indicated that the suspect is a notorious cultist and a robbery gang member operating along Uli/Ihiala axis while discreet investigation led to the arrest of his accomplices namely,

Izuchukwu Ikueze, male, aged 25, Nwabueze Ikwueze, 27, Chukwudi Obi, 30, Tochukwu Obi and Cheta Obi all males and members of Aiye and Vikings Confraternity.

Also arrested was one Obi Benjamin, male aged 72yrs of Umuoma Uli, a local Arm manufacturer and in whose possession the following arms were recovered -One Berretta Pump Action Gun with No a 302-CAL 12, Eighty-Four (84) Assorted Single/Double Barrel Guns, Ten live cartridges and other working tools used in servicing guns.

Text (excluding headline) excerpted from Daily Sun


Source: News Express

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