Ben Ezechime, Enugu
The Police Command in Enugu State has smashed a car snatching and stealing syndicate while arresting one suspect, Sunday Ogwa (27), within Enugu metropolis.
The police also recovered a light blue-coloured Lexus 330 Jeep from the syndicate.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Tuesday in Enugu.
According to Ndukwe, acting on credible information, police operatives serving in the Enugu State Police Command’s Awkunanaw Police Division on Oct. 2, 2023 at about 9.45 PM, smashed a car snatching and stealing syndicate.
“The police operatives also recovered a Lexus 330 Jeep that the suspect and cohorts at large snatched at gunpoint from their female victim (names withheld), in Uwani axis of Enugu, on Sept. 28, 2023 at about 8:10p.m.
“The arrested suspect, a native of Obubra in Cross River State, confessed to the crime, stating that his cohorts invited him from Anambra State to join them in snatching and stealing vehicles in Enugu metropolis.
“The suspect will be arraigned in court upon completion of the investigation,” he said.
The police spokesman said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, had hailed the efforts of the police operatives and for quickly adjusting to his operational policing strategies.
“The commissioner also re-emphasised the unwavering commitment of the Police Command to sustain the onslaught against unrepentant criminals in Enugu State,” he added.