Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested Ekenedilichukwu Okeke, twenty years, a stepson of Mrs. Theresa Okeke, fifty-four years, an Accountant with Nigerian Population Commission, who was murdered by her stepson together with his accomplice friends.
Anambra State Police Commissioner, Mr. Echeng Echeng made this known during the week when the Command paraded criminal suspects arrested for various crimes within the State.
According to the Police, the NPC staff was killed by her stepson with the help of his friends: Peter Jideofor and Chukwumeka Christopher in their bid to transfer the sum of one million Naira from her account, as the prime suspect initially claimed they were attacked by armed robbers who stormed their residence at Umuzocha, Awka.
The Commissioner while speaking on the aftermath of unknown gunmen attack on military personnel on patrol at Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area, he said the State Police Command recovered a Venza Jeep, with registration number, KRD 344 BT Lagos, which was used by the criminals as they made effort to flee from the scene of the attack in which the military had earlier killed four attackers.
Adding, the vehicle was earlier snatched at gun point on 20th October at Igbo-Ukwu, from a family journeying from Imo state.
Two Walkie Talkie were also recovered from the criminals.
Also, Ogidi Police Division of the Anambra State Police Command bursted a kidnapping and car snatching gang and arrested a male suspect, Nwozor Chukwuka, aged 38 while another accomplice, Mr. Ifeanyi Mgboma from Nteje but said be residing at Umuoji remain at large.
Police lists vehicular items recovered from the suspects to include: Lexus 330 SUV without registration number, an Avalon Toyota salon car, dark-ash in colour without registration number, two Toyota Corolla dark-ash and golden colour without registration numbers and a Honda Pilot, black in colour without registration number.
Police further said, a visit to the workshop of the gang at Awkuzu, Oyi Local Government Area, led to the recovery of victims’ items such as GSM phones, plate numbers and arrest of other suspects.
Moreso, on 7th November, police said, a Toyota Corolla Car with Registration number ABJ 541 DU ash color, snatched from Mr. Ofoegbu Benard amongst other belongings around Enugu-Onitsha Expressway by Nkpor-Down flyover by six armed men was also recovered by the police in a Hotel at Awada and two suspects: Success Asiegbu and Chiemerie Okeke were arrested.
In another development, a two man gang, Messers Samuel Obumneme and Malachi Chinedu were also arrested for the murder of an INEC staff, Mr. Osita Duruoha who was driving a shuttle bus.
Accordingly, they murdered the INEC staff in a bid to snatch the shuttle bus and sell, as they pretended to be passengers before committing their evil act.
Vandals of EEDC cable at Nsugbe Town and Nza Village in Ozubulu, Ekwusigo local government area of the state were equally arrested and paraded.
However, the Police Commissioner, Echeng Echeng reiterated the state Police Command drive to ruthlessly deal with criminals and urged members of the public to always furnish the police with information, which he said will be treated with utmost decorum in other to effectively fight crime while protecting lives and property.