Police in Anambra state have saved a notorious armed robber from being lynched by angry mob after he snatched a Honda CUB50 at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.
The 24-year-old criminal who is from Ebonyi State but resident at Abubor Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA was beaten to stupor before security operatives arrived and took him to the hospital for treatment.
The arrest of the Suspect identified as Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu who has been terrorising Nnewi community and environs was confirmed in a statement by the state police Spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, on Monday.
He said in a statement:
On the 7/12/2020 at about 9:am, there was a distress call that suspected armed robber allegedly snatched a Honda CUB50 at Okpuno Otolo in Nnewi North LGA of Anambra State.
Following the distress call, Police operatives attached to Nnewi Area Command and Otolo Division in conjunction with Egbumuenem vigilante group Otolo quickly mobilised to the scene and arrested one Chiemezie Kenneth Aligu ‘m’ aged 24years of Ebonyi State but resident at Abubor Nnewichi in Nnewi North LGA.
Meanwhile,one English made barreta pistol with breech number 941396,one motorcycle and two assorted phones were recovered from the suspect and registered as exhibits.
However,suspect was beaten to stupor by angry mob before he was rescued by the police and taken to the hospital for treatment.Case under investigation after which suspect would be brought to book.”
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