The operatives of the Quick Intervention Team of the Imo State Police Command have arrested seven ex-convicts who fled to the state from Abia State.
A spokesperson for the Imo State Police Command, Orlando Ikeokwu, told our correspondent that the suspects on February 1 snatched a Lexus 350 SUV, with the number plate, KSF 758 FS, in Aba, Abia State.
He said the command got the report and the QUIT squad swung into action.
The police spokesperson said, “Sequel to some painstaking and diligent investigation, the QUIT operatives arrested the following: Amado Kennedy, Igilegbe Chinwendu, Nwaorie Moses, Godfrey Ntosi, Chinedu Agwu, Eze Obinwanne and Ejiofor Egwe. At the point of arrest, the stolen SUV was recovered from them.
“It is noteworthy that the suspects were all released from Aba prison after serving their jail terms on a similar offence.
“They all confessed to the crime and explained their various roles in the gang as follows: Amado Kennedy, Igilegbe Chinendu and Nwaorie Moses, are the operational members whose responsibility is to snatch the vehicle.
“Godfrey Ntosi, Chinedu Agwu, Ejiofor Egwe and Eze Obinwanne, who are all artisans, are saddled with the responsibility of rebranding the snatched vehicle, removing tracking and security devices installed in the vehicle, as well as sale of the vehicle.
“Moreover, arrangement is at an advanced stage to transfer them to Abia State for further investigations and prosecution.”