Sunday, March 16, 2014


The Enugu state police have arrested a 28-year-old carpenter for using wooden gun to rob travelers of their valuables and cash along Markudi- Enugu express way.
The suspect who was identified as Uchenna Otingwu said he hailed from Achara-Ohodo in Igbo Etiti Local Government Area, Enugu State disclosed to the police he did not carry out the robbery operation alone, that he did alongside two others named Dada Ugwuisi and Onowu Agbo, both from the same Ohodo community.

Uchenna who says they've been involved in robbing people who are traveling for quite sometime  says his only regret was that he did not make much from the crime as he claimed people do not travel with enough cash.
The suspect who ran out of luck was caught by the Nsukka military patrol team said on their first attempt they got  about N1000, second attempt N5000.
“I went into highway robbery business because I was not meeting up financially to take care of my needs together with my aged mother. I dropped out of Ohodo Community Secondary School in JS II when my father died and there was no money to continue with my studies.
My poor condition took me to robbery together with the other two now at large. We used the wooden guns because we had not made enough money to procure  dangerous weapon,”
The other two suspects, Onowu Agbo a professional casket maker while Dada Ugwuisi a driver however fled the scene, thereby escaping arrest.
Meanwhile, the suspect has been transferred to the Special Ant-robbery Squad, SARS, Enugu for further investigation.
A senior police officer at Nsukka  who confirmed the arrest said that  the military patrol team intercepted the robbers while in operation at Ohodo off Makurdi-Enugu express way.
He also said that during interrogation, the suspect confided in detectives that his claim of being a carpenter is false because he has a big provision shop at Ohodo along the express road.

I am still lol at his comment where he said people don't travel with enough CASH...

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