Operatives of the Anambra state police command have rescued three armed robbery suspects from the hands of an angry mob who wanted to lynch them.
It was gathered that the angry mob were attempting to set the armed robbery suspects on fire when the police arrived.
The state command spokesperson, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, Anipr said the timely arrival and intervention of some police operatives at the scene saved the suspects from being lynched.
He identified the suspects as Ifeanyi Nsiegbunam ‘M’ 23years, Chinemelum Nwafor ‘M’ 27years, Nnamdi Nwakwesili ‘M’ 40yrs.
He said they were alleged to have on 05/03/2022 at about 10am, dispossessed a student of Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam of her belongings.
Ikenga said incriminating items found and recovered from the suspects include: one locally made single barrel pistol, a white coloured dagger, a big saw, a big hammer, a black and brown coloured lady’s bag, an Infinix phone, a black Panasonic phone and three(3) phone chargers.
“The CP who was full of thanks to the public for the arrest of the three suspects and for their continuous assistance to the Police in the fight against crimes in the State, however, enjoins them to always follow the due process by handing over arrested suspects to the Police. He notes that this would afford the Police opportunity to conduct appropriate investigation and prosecution of suspects and ensure justice.
Meanwhile, the CP assures that the three rescued suspects will be charged to court as soon as investigation is completed.”