The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a suspected member of a gang notorious for stealing commercial tricycles in Enugu.
The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, a superintendent of police, who made this disclosure in a statement on Monday said that the suspect (names withheld) was arrested last Saturday.
Amaraizu said the arrest carried out by officers of the New Haven Division was made possible by a useful tip from the public. He said that the detectives stormed the suspect’s hideout at Woliwo area of Onitsha, in Anambra State, where he was arrested.
According to him, the suspect is a member of a three-man gang who operate in Enugu where they often dispossess operators of their tricycles. Two other members of the gang are still at large, he said.
The suspect allegedly confessed during interrogation that his gang usually sold the tricycles stolen in Enugu to ready buyers in Onitsha. “In the early hours of November 4, 2017, the suspect and his cohorts still at large snatched two tricycles in Maryland axis of Enugu and zoomed off before police operatives swooped on them.
“While the suspect was arrested, other gang members escaped. Manhunt for the fleeing suspects has been intensified, as the arrested suspect is helping police operatives in their investigations,’’ he told journalists.