Serving NYSC Corps Member Arrested For Robbery, KidnappingCrime Watch, Latest News, News Across Nigeria Saturday, April 9th, 2016
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka
Police in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, have arrested a member of the National Youth service Corps NYSC,currently serving in the state over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping.
Disclosing this to newsmen in Awka,the Anambra capital,while parading the suspect alongside nine others, the state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Ali Okechukwu, said the arrest was made possible via volunteered information by the public to officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS.
￼ He said: “The corps member is currently serving in Anambra State and has been involved in armed robbery and kidnapping in and around the state.
“The corps member had on March 22, conspired with another suspect and broke into the Igwe’s Lodge at Abagana and robbed students of the National Open University of their handsets, laptops and cash of N92, 000.
“On March 6 at about 2100hrs, four kidnappers, who hailed from Obosi in Idemili Local Government, lured their victim (a young lady), out of Onitsha Sports Club, via Facebook to Oguta Road in Onitsha, where she was kidnapped at an uncompleted building.
“The victim was also kept for days until the ransom of N500, 000 was paid.
“The victim was stripped naked and video-recorded after robbing her of a Samsung Galaxy phone, blue touch screen phone and wristwatch all valued at N90, 000.
“One locally made short gun with live cartridge and an axe was recovered from them,” Okechukwu said.
The Anambra police spokesman, said that the suspects will soon be charged to court, adding that the corps member had since confessed to the crime.
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