Operatives of Imo state police command have arrested a suspected armed robbery suspect in the Oguta area of the state.

Information available state that on October 26, at about 0900hrs, a report of Burglary and stealing was received by the divisional Police Officer in charge of Oguta Police Station and his investigation team immediately swung into action to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.

Sequel to the earlier information, on October 27 at about 1200hrs, one Nnura Henry Afam (male) aged 34 years old and a native of Umuayata village in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State was arrested. 

In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming that it was his boss, Ebuka surname unknown alias “Small Witch” that instructed him to break into the complainant’s house at night time and steal the properties and take all the stolen items to his (Ebuka’s) house.

He further revealed that they belong to an armed robbery gang and Ebuka alias “Small Witch” is the Head of the gang, which has been terrorizing communities in Oguta Local Government Area and its environs. He then led the investigating team to the house of Ebuka alias “Small Witch” where the stolen items were kept. 

The suspect on sighting the police from a distance arriving his residence immediately locked his door from the inside and escaped through the rear door into the bush. However, the door was forced open, searched and the following items were confiscated; Three (3) automatic English-made Beretta Pistols, Forty-six (46) live GPMG ammunition, Fifty-eight (58) live 7.62mm M240 machine gun ammunition, Seventy-two (72) AK-47 rifle 5.56mm live ammunition, Two (2) empty Pistol magazine, Twenty three (23) live cartridges, Thirty-nine (39) .9mm ammunition, Sixteen (16) live LAR rifle ammunition, One (1) damaged pistol magazine, One (1) damaged G3 magazine, two (2) Itel handset, One (1) Motorcycle, One (1) bicycle, Three (3) Television sets and his personal picture.


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