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Saturday, 9 April 2016
SAD!!! A corper arrested for theft in Anambra State
A Youth Corps member has been arrested for armed robbery and kidnapping in Anambra state.
The serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) who is carrying out his primary assignment in Anambra State, was arrested over his alleged involvement in armed robbery and kidnapping in and around the state.
The Corps member was paraded alongside nine other suspects at the Command's headquarters.
According to the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Ali Okechukwu, the arrest was carried out by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) after a tip off.
The Corps member had on March 22, conspired with another suspect to break into the Igwe’s Lodge at Abagana, where they robbed students of the National Open University (NOUN) of N92,000 in cash, handsets, laptops and other valuables.
The PPRO said:
"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 tap phone and wrist watch all valued at N90,000."
Okechukwu said one locally made short gun with live cartridge and an axe, was recovered and the corper confessed to the crime.