Imo State: Arrest Of Two Notorious Suspected Armed Robbers And Recovery Of A Cut To Size Double Barrel Gun

Following the mandate of the Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc , to raid all major criminal enclaves in the state to neutralise all crimes and criminalites with the aim to sustain the improved security situation in the state.

On 29th June, 2021, based on credible information received , that one Christopher Obilor “M” is an armed robber, a cultist and also a Higher National Diploma (HND )student of Bio – chemistry in Federal Polytechnic Nekede, whose gang has been terrorising Nekede community. The Imo State command’s tactical teams stormed the hideout of the suspect at Nekede Polytechnic Road Owerri, Imo State where he was arrested.

When his house was searched, a locally made cut to size double barrel gun, one short axe, a saw blade and substance suspected to be hard drug were recovered. On interrogation, he confessed to membership of the dreaded Black AXE confraternity and also a member of a robbery syndicate with operational base in Nekede.

On 6th July, 2021 at about 1330 hours, Christopher Obilor led the command’s tactical teams to the house of his accomplice who sold the gun to him at No.8 Naze road Umuoma in Owerri North LGA of Imo State where, Ebere Michael aka “Dede “, age 27 years ” M ” of Agbaje Ehime Mbano LGA of Imo State was arrested. When his house was searched, the following items were recovered, one IPhone, Zenith Bank ATM Card and a wrist watch belonging to Christopher Obilor.

The suspects who allegedly operated as IPOB/ ESN cell in that axis confessed to be their hard drug logistician before the recent Police Crackdown.
Investigation is ongoing and efforts are on top gear to arrest the remaining members of the syndicate.
The Commissioner of Police Imo Command, CP Abutu Yaro, fdc, commended the members of the public for their volunteerism in security partnership with the police that continues to generate information that facilitates these successes.

Csp Michael Abattam
Police PRO
Imo State Police Command
For: The Commissioner of Police
Imo State

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