By Chinwe Imo-Eze

The Ebonyi State Police Command  has arrested a two-man armed robbery gang with a Toyota Lexus car in the state.

The command’s Spokesperson, SP Chris Anyanwu made this known, Tuesday, in a statement he signed and made available to journalists in Abakaliki.

According to the statement, the suspects were arrested by Police personnel through a coordinated effort with soldiers at the boundary area of Ebonyi, and indigenes of Onunwakpu in Izzi Local Government Area.

It reads in parts, “On Aug. 6, the duo waylaid one Paul Kelechi, a 26-year old man, residing at No 3 Ominyi Street, Aguogboriga, Abakaliki.

“As Kelechi drove into his compound. The hoodlums, armed with two short guns, beat and tied him up, after which they zoomed off with his LEXUS ES 330 Saloon car with Reg No. ENU 772 MM.

“As soon as the information got to the Police Command, all Tactical teams and Divisions within the metro were alerted and the suspects were tracked and pursued up to Ukwuakpu village, in Izzi.

“In Izzi, they were eventually stopped by soldiers within All Saints’ Catholic Church, Ukwuakpu.

The hoodlums took to their heels and scampered into the bush. The villagers who heard exchange of gunshots, observed the situation, aided the Police and soldiers in combing the bushes.

“Luckily, the duo: Ugo Ogbonna, 27, an indigene of Amachi Izzi, residing at Okpodo in Awka Anambra and Joseph Emeka 30, native of Iboko Izzi Ebonyi State but residing at Mbuk, Ogoja, Cross River, were arrested,” the statement explained.

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