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Ebubeagu Arrests Eight Gunmen In Ebonyi State

Operatives of the South East Security Outfit, Ebubeagu, the Ebonyi State Command have arrested no fewer than eight armed robber suspects in the state.

The suspects who confessed to the crimes were arrested in their various crime scenes and brought to old government House located at opposite the headquarters of Ebonyi state police command, Abakaliki.

The Commissioner of Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolutions, Mr. Stanley Emegha Okoro confirmed the arrest. He said no day passes without Ebubeagu not arresting crime suspects in the state.

He stated that Ebubeagu since its formation in South east especially in Ebonyi state has recorded a lot of breakthrough by controlling crimes and criminality and restorin

g peace and order in the state.

One of the suspects, Igwe Paulinus who hails from Ikwo Local Government Area who confessed to the crime, said “I have a gun called 1 Npa, so according to what is happening in Ebonyi state, I decided to bring it out and surrender, that I will not do it again. I will not do anything about stealing again and I promise. That’s why I bring the gun out and I promise sir.

“Look at the gun sir. The reason I bought the gun was for protection and for now I have quite and I promise, I will not do it again. I have involved in two or three robbery at meat market here. I use to rob phones.

“My friend whom I use to follow and rob have entered prison. I have no one again since then. They have been looking for me on the case that made him (friend) to enter prison.

“I decided to quite, thinking of how to join Ebubeagu security network. I was in the town thinking of how to come and join Ebubeagu but because of what I have done, I didn’t know how to approach them and tell them.

“I was at the vanco junction when i saw them (Ebubeagu) coming, i didn’t run, I stood and surrendered my self to them” he said.

Another suspect, Ngele Chiemerie also confessed to crime: “I’m here because we collected someone phone at Nsuka street Abakaliki, in front of my house. I have robbed only two times. Forgive me sir, i will not do it again” he said.

One other suspect who gave his name as Chinweuba and hails from Oriuzor community in Ezza north local government area as well confessed to the crime.

According to him: “I was sleeping in my friend shop when Ebubeagu security network came in there and arrested us. They said we have been robbing people.

“Yes, I have been robbing people. I have been involving in crimes. I have been collecting people’s phones in the town” he said

The suspects were later handed over to the police for further investigation and possible arraignment in court on Monday.

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