Operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Special Intelligence Response Team have arrested two suspects who allegedly specialised in armed robbery, kidnapping and assassination in Anambra State.
The Police disclosed that the suspects, while operating in Anambra State, resided in Asaba, Delta State.
According to the suspects, they have killed two persons, including one Eziudo.
The gang members confessed that it was after the killing of Eziudo that they scattered.
Some ran to Delta State, others to Bayelsa State.
When the heat raised by Eziudo’s killing died down, the gang members that ran to Bayelsa State reorganised and planned to attack another victim in Onitsha, Anambra State.
They were allegedly planning the attack, when Police arrested two of them.
The gang leader was said to have escaped.
The gang leader allegedly scaled a fence and disappeared.
Those in police custody have been singing like birds.
While confessing to several car snatching operations, the suspects added that the gang usually targetted Toyota Corolla cars.
The suspects admitted to have snatched up to 10 cars, which they sold.
According to them, their ring leader, who is presently on the run, was in charge of disposing of the snatched vehicles.
IRT Operatives have recovered AK47 rifle from them and a Corolla car.
One of the suspects, Daniel Obinna, 22, married with a child, introduced himself as a bricklayer.
Obinna completed his secondary school in 2016 and joined a robbery gang in 2019.
Before then, he had to work his way from cultism to robbery.
He joined Arobaga Cult Group through his friend, Chidubem Moralu, who is from his village.
Obinna said: “Chidubem and I used to drink and eat together.
“One day, he lured me into a bush, where he initiated me into Arobaga Cult Group.
“He and other cult members blind folded and beat me with machetes.
“They made me to take a blood oath that I wouldn’t tell anyone what I had seen or what was done to me.
“They slashed my hand with a blade and collected N100,000 from me, which they said was for the initiation ceremony.
“My mother later found out that I was involved in cultism because the gang members were always demanding money from me.
“They tried to collect my phone from me, but I had to fight them.
“My mom forced me to relocate to Bayelsa, where I became a commercial cyclist.”
Obinna explained that he would later return to his village in December 2019 and by February 2020, he went for a robbery operation.
His words: “My first robbery operation was at Oba in Anambra State, and that was in February 2020.
“We were five persons that went for the operation.
“There was the gang leader, Chuma, Sunday Ekpe, Maduabu Nwakwo, Victor Akpa and I.
“We robbed the car along Oba new road.
“The owner drove the car into a place and we followed him.
“We took the car from him and handed it over to a buyer.
“But I didn’t know the buyer very well.
“Ekpe was the person that handled the negotiation with the buyer.
“The car was eventually sold for N300,000.
“I was given N30,000 as my share.
“I was given a mere N30,000 because I was a new member.”
Obonna also confessed that the gang has killed people fighting against them.
He said that he was arrested on the day he and other gang members were planning to snatch a car from Okija.