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ANAMBRA: Police intercept truckload of cement hijacked by armed robbers



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The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed that it has intercepted and recovered a truckload of cement snatched by a gang of robbers at Uromi in Edo State which was diverted toward the state.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday in Awka by Mr Haruna Mohammed, the state command’s Spokesperson, who disclosed that four suspects were arrested and 900 bags of cement were recovered during the process.

Mohammed said; “On April 26, at about 5:30 a.m. there was a report that a Howo truck with registration number AAA715YA loaded with 900 bags of cement belonging to BUA Cement Company, Okpella was snatched by robbers at Uromi in Edo.

“The truck was diverted towards Anambra State by the suspects after allegedly inflicting deep matched cuts on the driver, leaving him unconscious,” he added.

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Mohammed further added that following the report, operatives at the Niger Bridgehead Division in conjunction with the command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), quickly mobilised and intercepted the truck leading to the arrest of the suspects.

He gave the names of the first three suspects as Anayo Ulugha, 26; Omoke Chigozie, 28; and Joseph Agu, 24.

According to him, the suspects confessed to having snatched the truck same day at about 4:30 a.m. and were headed to Imo before they were intercepted.

“Consequently, the suspects further led police detectives to Orlu in Imo State where their gang leader, one Chinonso Onuigbo aged 44 years was also arrested,” Mohammed stated.

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