DSS Operatives Smash Car-Snatching Syndicate In AnambraFeatured, Latest News Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka
The Anambra state command of the Department of State Services (DSS) has bursted a notorious car snatching syndicates that have been terrorising various parts of the state and environs.
Director of the service in the state, Mr. Alex Okeiyi, who paraded the six suspects before newsmen, Wednesday in Awka, the state capital, gave their names as Nworah Ibe, Levi kelechi Eze, Joseph Igboji, James Ukoh, Titus Okwudili Duruaku and Victor Ndubuisi.
The DSS Director, who said the suspects would be prosecuted in court, disclosed that.
Ukoh and Igboji (aka-onye-owa) hail from Ebonyi State and were apprehend at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra state.
According to Okeiyi, Ibe, who is from Enugu State and Eze from Imo were traced to Lokoja in Kogi State by the DSS, adding that they were caught while attempting to snatch a Honda Accord car at Ajaokuta.
Victor Ndubuisi and Titus Okwudili Duruaku he said, were the buyers of a stolen Toyota highlander with registration number, Abuja BW851RSH and Honda Accord car with registration number Anambra FGG 918 AG.
Okeiyi, hinted that car-snatching had been on the increase in the state.
However, the suspects confessed to the crime of car snatching and sale of the vehicles.
One of them, Nworah, who said he had been in the business since 2009, added that he had served jail term severally for his criminal activities.
Ukoh on his part, claimed he was introduced to the business by Kelechi, who he lived with not knowing he was a criminal.
Kelechi confessed that he had sold two cars since he joined the business, saying he joined the unholy business through Ukoh and Igboji.
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