The Anambra State Police Command yesterday paraded some alleged members of a notorious gang in connection with the recent criminal activities in Nanka Community in Orumba North Council Area.
Some of the paraded criminals
In an attempt to arrest members of a notorious gang terrorizing Nanka Community in Orumba North Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) for Ajali, had one of his ears chopped off and was disrobed.
It was gathered that the DPO and his team raided the den of the nine-man gang, and successfully arrested Ifedilichukwu Nwankwo, Chidi Nwankwo and Udoye Kenechukwu after previous attempts by the Police Force Criminal Investigations Department (Force CID), Abuja and Zone 9 Headquarters, Umuahia.
Akwuzu Okechukwu, the police spokesperson, stated during the parade of the gang members at the headquarters of the State Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), that the DPO was ambushed, his clothes ripped to shreds, one of his ears chopped off, adding that the DPO is receiving treatment at a hospital.
The arrest is a big win for the police as the gang had been terrorizing Nanka for years. According to the Police Public Relations Office (PPRO), the gang has been linked to other attacks in the region. Their notoriety led to the police’s efforts to mobilize men to arrest the suspects at Nanka.
The gang’s activities have also been linked to to the death of one Okechukwu Udezuka of Orifite in Ekwusigo LGA and another man, Ebuka at Tarzan area of Nkpor, near Onitsha, on February 2, 2014. Confirming the allegations, the gang members confessed that Mr. Nwanwko and his gang killed the victims.
The arrest of the gang members ends the era of terror in the Nanka Community.