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Police arrest four-man armed robbery gang in Onitsha

Onitsha (Anambra) - The Police in Okpoko community near Onitsha, have smashed a four-man armed robbery gang that has been terrorizing residents of the area.

Confirming this on Sunday, Mr Emeka Ugwu, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Okpoko, said the gang was led by one Abuchi.

Ugwu said the hoodlums met their waterloo following a tip-off by a public-spirited individual.

He said that the police trailed members of the gang for over one week before they arrested them.

He said one AK 47 rifle; wraps of cannabis and objects suspected to be charms, among others, were found in their possession.

"Residents of Okpoko have heaved a sigh of relief since the arrest of the four-man armed robbery gang, led by one Abuchi.

"This was made possible by information volunteered to us and we acted promptly,'' he said.

The DPO said that the suspects have been transferred to the custody of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) in Awkuzu. (NAN)

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