NYSC Boy, Others Arrested For Robbery; Lured Lady Through Facebook & Stripped N*ked

The Anambra state Police Command have arrested nine suspects including a serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) over alleged armed robbery and kidnapping.

Police PRO, DSP Ali Okechukwu, made the disclosure on Thursday in Awkuzu, while briefing journalists. He said the arrest, carried out by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) was as a result of information volunteered by the public.

He said that the Corper on March 22, 2016, conspired with another suspect and broke into the Igwe’s lodge at Abagana and robbed students of the National Open University of their handsets, laptops and cash of N92,000.

“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 n*ked and video recorded after robbing her of a Samsung Galaxy phone, blue tap phone and wristwatch all valued at N90,000,” Okechukwu said.

DSP Okechukwu, who disclosed that all the suspects confessed to the crimes, noted that items recovered from them included one locally made short gun with live cartridge and an axe.

The Corper and others would be charged to court to answer for their actions.


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