The Abia state Commissioner of Police (CP) Michael Ogbizi has paraded three different gangs of suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and child traffickers who have been terrorizing the state for a long time.
Speaking while parading the suspects in Umuahia, CP Ogbizi said that one of the gangs led by Stanley Ifeanyi were arrested in Aba with police uniforms, police bullet proof vest, Ak 47 rifle, one single barrel long gun, one locally made pistol among others.
Ogbizi said that the gang has been terrorizing the people of Aba for a long time and that the police have been on their trail when luck ran against them leading to their arrest.
He said that the command is out to arrest people of such character and make the state free for people to come in and invest, assuring the residents of the state of their security and their property at all times.
When The Nation questioned Ifeanyi, he said he bought the police materials from one police man at Uyo in Akwa Ibom state at the cost N20, 000, “I have never robbed with police uniform before but I bought them to use them to rob”.
The next gang the CP paraded were those who waylaid the family of Bar James Kwubiri Okpara the state commissioner for Housing while on their way back from a trip abroad.
Ogbizi said that the robbers robbed them of all their valuables, “Since the incident we have been after them as we are determined to ensure that armed robbery and such incidents are completely reduced to the barest minimum in the state”.
He said that the three man gang who waylaid the commissioner’s family have been terrorizing the people of Abayi and Osisioma areas of Aba, “With the rest of this notorious gang of armed robbers the residents of these areas can now sleep with their two eyes closed”.
The Abia police boss also paraded a notorious child trafficker known as simply as Nma, who has been under police surveillance for years now, saying that when the police raided her place that 13 under aged pregnant girls were rescued.
Ogbizi said that the girls were in various stages of pregnancy and were malnourished, stressing that since their were rescued that the state government in conjunction with the police have been taking care of their feeding and medical bills.
He said that Nma would be charged for murder, child trafficking and kidnapping, “She may have been evading arrest and prosecution for a long time but this time it will no longer be business as usual as she will be made to face the full wrath of the law”.
In her reaction, Nma said that she has been in the business of running a maternity home at her Isiala Ngwa North council area for the past seven years and denied selling children born in her maternity.
Nma said that she is a registered nurse and those girls are always brought to her place by those who want to help them, “Whenever they come I always ask them to bring their guardians before they are taken in”. The Nation