The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 21-year-old man identified as Ikechukwu Eze for reportedly snatching a tricycle popularly known as Keke Napep at gun point in Oba, Anambra state.
A pump action gun and bullets were recovered from the suspect who was nabbed by the Police operatives in conjunction with a Vigilante group in the area on Thursday November 28.
The state’s police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the suspect confessed to the crime voluntarily and would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.
He said, “At about 02:30 am while on routine patrol, Police operatives attached to Ozubulu Division in conjunction with Vigilante group intercepted one Ikechukwu Eze ‘m’ aged 21 years of Okpuneme village Umudim, Nneni with a tricycle (Keke-Napep) bearing plate number PHC 541 QV.
“Search was conducted on the tricycle leading to the recovery of one Pump Action gun and Seven live cartridges” he said. “The Commissioner of Police, John Abang urges keke and motorcycle riders to always be careful of the passengers they pick especially at nights and in isolated areas in order not to fall victims of Keke or motorcycle snatching syndicates,” he added.