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The police has finally caught the only fleeing suspect in the Zenith bank Wheateral road,Owerri,Imo state robbery one year after the incident.
This is one robbery incident that the shook the Imo State Police command as they lost two of their gallant officer aside the wounded.
His name is given as Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam, aka, Ogolo, from Obazu Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.
According to the State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, while parading the last member of the gang friday, “I am delighted to announce to you that the remaining member of the gang, one Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam, aka, Ogolo, male, 29 of age, hails from Obazu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State, was arrested on February 21, 2018.
“The suspect, who claimed to hold a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Government and Public Administration from Imo State University in 2008, was arrested in his hideout at Close 7, Mgbuakara Eleparawan, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.”
The CP,said that the suspect had confessed to the crime and further revealed that out of the N2.8m his gang stole from their target, he got a share of N400,000.
“The suspect also confessed to being an armed robber since 2012 and has participated in several robbery operations in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Owerri between 2012 and 2017.
“He is helping in our investigation as we speak,” Ezike quipped.
CP Ezike while commending the gallantry and dedication of men of the Police force states that the arrest of Onwuegbuchulam has brought to a close the activities of this criminal gang.
Ezike recalled, “I addressed the Press on June 13, 2017, on this subject matter where I stated that on February 22, 2017, an armed robbery gang trailed a bank customer to the Wetheral Road branch of Zenith Bank, Owerri and unleashed attack within the bank premises.
“The hoodlums shot into the air repeatedly and exchanged gunfire with the three policemen from our command posted to the bank.”
Continuing CP Ezike said that one of the armed robbers, Ikechukwu Okpara, was shot dead by Chukwudi Iboko.
He said through investigations, three members of the gang — Justice Ogbenna, 36; Abiye Charles and Okechukwu Nwanegbo were arrested by the police.
Moreso,CP said that two AK47 rifles with 100 rounds of live ammunition and another rifle with 175 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the gang, said four vehicles were also recovered by the police.
“The arrest of the remaining member of the gang, Chinonso Gift Onwuegbuchulam, from Obazu Mbieri in the Mbaitoli LGA of Imo State signals the closure of this criminal gang and their nefarious activities,” Ezike said.
Responding to questions,the suspect confessed his membership of the criminal gang and to having received N400,000 from the said robbery operation