Operatives of the FSARS in Delta State have arrested six car snatchers, and three kidnap suspects in Asaba metropolis.
The Suspects, DSP Andrew Aniamaka confirmed to our reporter, were arrested around Okwe, Abraka community, Asaba in the early hours of Friday, adding, ” our men of FSARS acted on a tip off, and arrested the suspects.
“We recovered in their hideout, some stolen vehicles, upon interrogation, the suspects confessed to the crimes, we are still investigating the act and on completion of investigation, the suspects would be charged to court “.
DSP Aniamaka, who gave their names as: Felix Dummby, Oghenero Jackson, Luke Dave, Carl Jacob, Onome Nelson, Ferry Mansion, Akeh Emeka, Joseph John, and Martins Ndudi, said the suspects would be charged to court on completion of investigation
It was gathered that in the recent times, suspects arrested by the Police in connection with car snatching activities, have no proof of ownership, particularly in exotic vehicles.
But a suspect who to our reporter at the State CID,Asba said” we snatch cars from big men, a sell cheap to people in the Eastern states,Some times, we sell in Onitsha to already made buyers before the police arrested our leader who exposed us”
Meanwhile, no fewer than ten traders in Ugbolu community, near Asaba were on Thursday evening robbed at gun point by rampaging armed robbers in the areas
The victims were said to have been dispossessed of their belongings including cash of estimated sum of N75,000 by the hoodlums who allegedly shot sporadically into the thin air to scare passersby and motorists plying the road.
One of the victims, Grace Okon, told our reporter, “The bandits stabbed two of us because we refused to surrender our money, belongings, they took my lab tops, removed money from us by force, they were armed, and ready to kill if we refused to surrender our money “.
Investigation revealed that Ugbolu Ilah road has turned a den of armed robbers who almost every day rob unsuspecting motorists and pedestrians at gun point, But DSP, Andrew Aniamaka, police spokesman in the state said 24 hours surveillance has been constituted by the police in the area with a view to ensuing the hoodlums are brought to book
He said: “We have arrested over 12 robbery suspects in Ugbolu community recently, and we are working hard to make the road free of robbery, it’s because of the deplorable condition of the road “