Stolen cars recovered as SARS arrests robbery suspect in Imo

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command has apprehended a suspected armed robber in the state, Kelvin Eze.

Our correspondent learnt on Tuesday that Eze was nabbed following intelligence gathered after the arrest of a suspected robber, Ndubuisi Nnodim, popularly known as Buhari.

A police source told Southern City News that Eze was apprehended after the SARS Commander in the state, Godfrey Victor, led his men to Millennium Inn Hotel in Orji and New Jerusalem, Egbu, both in Owerri, the state capital.

The source said the arrest of the 33-year-old suspect led to the recovery of some stolen cars.

Some of the recovered cars are a Toyota Avalon, a Toyota Camry and a Lexus ES 350 car.

The source added that two out of the three stolen vehicles were recovered from the suspect’s compound.

Apart from the recovered stolen cars, a packet of substance suspected to be marijuana, razor blade and a laptop were among the exhibits recovered from the suspect.

The source said, “Following the arrest of Ndubuisi Nnodim, popularly known as Buhari, on May 11, we swung into action and on May 14 at the Millennium Inn Hotel, Orji, in Owerri and New Jerusalem Egbu in the Owerri North Local Government Area, SARS personnel led by its Commander, Godfrey Victor, arrested one notorious armed robber, Kelvin Eze, 33, in connection with a robbery incident.

“It is important to note that on February 25, 2018, at Emmanuel College, Owerri, one Kingsley Iheanacho was robbed at gunpoint and his Toyota Avalon car was taken away.

“The Avalon car’s number plate was changed to KWE 132 AA. The car was recovered from the suspect. Other cars recovered from his compound were a Toyota Camry and a Lexus ES 350.

“He has confessed to the crime. The suspect has further confessed to be the brain behind the hacking of people’s accounts through stolen phones and SIM cards. Other suspected armed robbers/inmates in the cell have identified him as the person they gave SIM cards from stolen mobile phones to after robbery operations.

“A packet of marijuana, also known as Indian hemp, Roll Bond, razor blade and a laptop were recovered from him.”

The state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect, promised that Eze would be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.

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