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Four Burglars Apprehended in Anambra; Stolen Property Recovered by Police

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The police in Anambra State, Nigeria, have apprehended a four-man gang suspected of targeting commercial businesses.

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The arrests were made following a tip, according to DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, spokesman for the Anambra State Police Command.

When asked, he remarked,

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On August 30, 2023, the police responded to a tip by storming the gang’s hideout and sealing it up to prevent any of the gang members from escaping.

Items were recovered from the four suspects, all of whom were from Ebonyi State.

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Ikenga said they had two motorcycles for women, two enormous generators, a wheelbarrow, a deep freezer, three sacks of rice, and two massive iron cutters.

Ikenga announced in a news release:

The suspects admitted to breaking into a store in Nanka, Orumba North LGA, Anambra State, to take the things that were later found.

In a statement, CP Aderemi Adeoye said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, who praised the newly posted DPO in Ogidi, CSP Uche Onyinaya for hitting the ground running, having earlier arrested and recovered a Beretta Pistol from a cultist, ordered the officers not to relent in their pursuit of criminal elements.

As soon as the investigation is finished, the suspects will be arraigned in court, and the recovered items will be returned on bond to their rightful owners. “He directed that investigation be extended to Nanka to locate the owner of the store and Motor Licensing Office for records of owners of the motorcycles.”

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