A suspected armed robber have confessed to breaking into a complainant’s house at night to steal properties in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State.
The suspect who has been identified as Nnura Henry Adam also confessed that it was his boss, Ebuka surname unknown alias “Small Witch” that instructed him to break into the complainant’s house at night time and steal the properties.
This was revealed in a statement by DSP Michael Abattam, the Imo state police public relations officer Tuesday.
The statement reads;
“On 26/10/2022 at about 0900 hours, a report of Burglary and stealing was received by the Divisional Police Officer incharge of Oguta Police Station and his investigation team immediately swung into action to identify and arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act.
“After diligent gathering of credible intelligence, on 27/10/2022 at about 1200 hours, One Nnura Henry Afam ‘m’ aged 34 years old a native of Umuayata village in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State was arrested.
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“In the course of interrogation the suspect confessed to the crime, claiming that He further revealed that they belong to an armed robbery gang and Ebuka alias “Small Witch” is the Head of the gang, that has been terrorizing communities in Oguta Local Government Area and its environs.
“He then led the investigating team to the house of Ebuka alias “Small Witch” whereas the stolen items were kept.
“The suspect on sighting the police from a distance arriving his residence, immediately locked his door from the inside and escaped through the rear door into the bush.
“However, the door was forced open, searched and the following items were recovered to the station. They include; Three (3) automatic English made Beretta Pistols, Forty-six (46) live GPMG ammunition, Fifty-eight (58) live 7.62mm M240 machine gun ammunition, Seventy-two (72) AK-47 rifle 5.56mm live ammunition, Two (2) empty Pistol magazine, Twenty three (23) live cartridges, Thirty nine (39) .9mm ammunition, Sixteen (16) live LAR rifle ammunition, One (1) damaged pistol magazine, One (1) damaged G3 magazine, two (2) Itel handset, One (1) Motorcycle, One (1) bicycle, Three (3) Television sets and his personal picture.
The police said efforts are on top gear to arrest the fleeing suspect and other members of his gang.