Police Rescue Two Robbery Suspects from Angry Mob in Awka


Police Rescue Two Robbery Suspects from Angry Mob in Awka

Anambra State Police Command has rescued two suspected robbers from being lynched by angry mob in Awka the capital city of the state.

It was gathered that the suspects were trying to snatch money from a lady  who made withdrawal from Automated Teller Machine (ATM) along zik's Avenue road in Awka.

The suspects were reportedly beaten to stupor by the angry mob before police arrived the scene and rescued them.

While confirming the incident yeasterday the state Police Public Relations Officer  Tochukwu Ikenga DSP,  gave the names of the suspects as Stephen Okoye(19) and Chukwumeka Nwudo( 27), adding that a locally-made pistol and live cartridge were recovered from the suspects.

According to Ikenga” Police operatives at about 4:30pm rescued two suspects namely: one Okoye Stephen aged 19years and Chukwuemeka Nwudo age 27years from mob action along Zik’s Avenue Awka.

"The suspects were caught armed with a locally-made pistol in attempt to dispossess a young lady of her cash, after withdrawing money from ATM. The suspects were already beaten to stupor by the angry mob before police rescued them. The Operatives also recovered one locally-made pistol and one live cartridge from the criminals.”

"The Commissioner of Police, *CP Echeng Echeng* while charging the Operatives to sustain the tempo on the fight against violent crimes in the State, reiterates the advocacy against mob action/jungle justice.

 "He also encouraged the public to take suspects to police stations whenever they are apprehended, this will help the Police to conduct proper investigations into the activities of the suspects and bring them to justice in accordance with extant laws." The PPRO added.


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