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Final Year FUTO Student, Others Arrested For Robbery

Imo State Police Command yesterday arrested a 400 level student of Federal University of Technology (FUTO), Unamaka Bright for alleged armed robbery.

Bright who hails from Akabo in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state was arrested after a shoot–out with the Police by some hoodlums suspected to be armed robbers operating inside a hotel located along FUTO Ihiagwa Road.

The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali who disclosed this to newsmen in Owerri while parading the suspects along with others arrested for various crimes, said that upon arrest, one locally made Signal barrel pistol and live cartridges were recovered from the said Bright.

According to Abdulmajid “acting on a tip off on the kidnap of one Cyril Echesi who was abducted on the Express Road along Uli-Ihiala LGA, Anambra State by gunmen numbering about four and a lady operating in a black Toyota Camry car, our men through its interstate dragnet intercepted the hoodlums between the boundary of Ohaji, Imo State and River state.”

In the process, the police boss said Cyprian Uduak Sylvester aged 37 from Akwa Ibom State, Endurance Happ 21, Chima Obi Omelo and Chijioke Odunze aged 24 were arrested.

Abdulmajid added that his men on March 2 through its community dragnets arrested one of the members of a threeman gang who specialised in baby stealing for ritual and money making purposes.

According to him, the three men had jumped the fence of one Susnne Udeze of Umuduruji Umuchoke Amaigbo in the Nwagele LGA into her kitchen and forcefully carried away her one year and eight months grand son and escaped into the bush.

Source: National Mirror Newspaper

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