Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Imo State Police Command have arrested four armed robbery suspects in the state.

A statement issued in Owerri, the state capital on Tuesday by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Orlando Ikeokwu, stated that the suspects were arrested on Monday at their hideout in Nekede in the Owerri West Local Government Area of the state following a tip-off.

He said the suspects are Michael Anyanwu, Uche Obi, Chikezie Ejiaku and Ifeanyi Chilaka.

The police spokesperson, who disclosed that the suspects had confessed to the crime, said that they would be charged to the court at the conclusion of the investigation.

The statement read partly “On August 12, 2019, upon credible intelligence, operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, swooped on a criminal hideout around Nekede and arrested four suspects.

“Michael Anyanwu, 35 of Obinze, Owerri West LGA, Uche Obi, 38 of Army Barracks, Obinze Owerri West LGA, Chikezie Ejiaku, 42, of Oforola, Owerri West LGA and Ifeanyi Chilaka of Avu junction, Owerri West LGA.

“Vehicles recovered; LEXUS 300 jeep (ash in colour) registration number EKY 444 CF, LEXUS 300 jeep(dark grey)Registration number, EKY 894 CC.

“It is noteworthy that on June 28, 2019, at Mbonu Ojike, one Amarachi Osualla ‘F’, put up her vehicle for sale. One of the suspects on the pretence of buying the car demanded to test the car after bargaining, and as such zoomed off with the car to an unknown destination.

“The command has since been on the lookout for the suspect as well as the said car before their arrest now.

“They have however confessed to the crime and other incidents, and efforts are on to recover other stolen vehicles, while investigation continues.”