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Enugu police arrest robbery, car jerking syndicates

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Two suspected armed robbers and car jerking syndicates have been arrested by the Police of Enugu State Command.

A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, on Wednesday revealed that the two syndicates were arrested in Enugu on Aug. 12.

According to him the arrest was achieved through intelligence gathering by the operatives of the Anti-Cult Squad of the Command.

He identified the suspects as Emeka Itua, an ex-prisoner that claimed to hail from Edo State and Ede Ifunanya, alias Anyara, from Nara community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.

He said that Itua had snatched several cars which he later sold via his gang members in Anambra.

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“Itua confessed that they specialised in snatching Toyota Camry and they snatch these cars at gunpoint.

“He further revealed that they usually monitor would-be victims of Toyota Camry in the streets of Enugu and follow them to the point of parking.

“We usually get a tricycle and engage him on drop; then move and patrol round in search of any victim to be attacked,’’ he said.

Amaraizu further said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, had ordered a full-scale instigation; while the suspects had been helping police in investigation.

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