By Sunday Agbo, Abakaliki
Ebonyi State police command has arrested the ring leader of an armed robbery gang whose name was given as kelechi Nwakpu (aka pastor )from Ezza South local government area of Ebonyi State and two others.
The ‘pastor’ a student of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo and his gang have been terrorizing students’ hostel at the university community since January dispossessing them of their valuables.
It was gathered that the deadly group invaded the students hostels on 7th of May, beat them up and collected their money and other valuables and flee, but the students made distressed calls to the police who went to their rescue and made some arrest.
The said pastor flee but useful information was released from the students which facilitated the arrest of the prime suspect on 9th of May.
Report said the university community has been in peace since the suspect was arrested along side other members of his team.
When contacted, the police public relations officer in the state DSP Odah loveth confirmed the arrest.
She said that the ring leader who was on the run earlier was arrested on May 9th, while his gang members were arrested at the robbery scene and they confessed to the crime.
According to her, the suspects confessed to have robbed the complainants sometime in January, 2019 . The suspects arrested with the pastor are Echeche kelechi and Ogodo Ekene.
The police public relations officer said that the suspects have been handed over to the anti robbery squad for further investigation and they will be arraigned after the police investigation.