The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Anambra State Police Command has stormed a carjackers’ den in the State and arrested three suspects.
It also recovered a bus and a Sport Utility Vehicle, as well as arms and ammunition from the suspects.
It was reported that a Toyota Highlander SUV was snatched from one Christopher Oraukwu at gunpoint on the Ekwulobia Road in the Aguata Local Government Area of the State.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to The Punchng correspondent; saying the suspects were arrested at their hideouts in the Achalla/Nkpor area of the State.
He said the suspects had confessed to the crime and would be charged as soon as investigation into their activities was concluded.
Mr Mohammed added, “It will be recalled that a Toyota Highlander SUV with number plate APP 49 FM and other valuables belonging to one Christopher Oraukwu, 54, were snatched at gunpoint on the Ekwulobia Road, Aguata.
“Following the report, Police operatives attached to the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad swung into action and arrested the suspects.”
He gave the names of the suspects as Chidi Ugoji, 31, from Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area of the State; Okoye Onyebuchi, 34, of Umunachi in the same Local Governmen area; and Onwe Chigozie, 22, from Ikwo, Ebonyi State.
The PPRO stated that exhibits recovered from the suspects include one pump action gun, one cut-to-size double-barrelled gun, four life cartridges, one Mitsubishi L300 bus used by the syndicate for robbery operations and the Toyota Highlander SUV