Deputy Superintendent of Prisons arrested for Armed Robbery In Enugu

By Editor on 02/07/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 235


A Deputy Superintendent of Prisons in the Nigerian Prisons Service, Mr Collins Ugwu, has been arrested by the police in Enugu for an alleged involvement in armed robbery.

Ugwu, a native of Ezza in Ebonyi State, who resides in Abuja, where he works at the headquarters of the Nigeria Prisons Service, was nabbed in Enugu on June 26.

The senior prisons officer was arrested with suspected accomplices, Ifeanyi Ozor, a native of Enugu State who is also resident in Abuja; and Smart Osetu from Oguta in Imo State.

The Commissioner of Police, Enugu State, Mr. Mohammed Danmallam, disclosed, while parading the suspects, that apart from armed robbery, the prisons officer and his gang were also involved in conspiracy, malicious damage, stealing and ‘obtaining by tricks.’

The Enugu police chief revealed that Ugwu and his colleagues were apprehended after the police gathered intelligence information on their activities.

According to him, the gang stayed around the premises of commercial banks to monitor prospective victims who had come to withdraw money.

Danmallam said, “The suspects (Ugwu, Ozor and Osetu) belong to a syndicate that specialises in monitoring anyone that has gone to bank to make withdrawals and trail them to a point where they can smartly force the door or the windscreen (of the victims’ car) open with their instrument and steal the said amount.

“They are also part of a syndicate that buys goods from traders and generate fake payment alert to the owner of the goods without him knowing.

“They were nabbed along Ogui Road, Enugu by the operatives of the Enugu State Police Command on June 26, 2018, following intelligence information gathered concerning their nefarious activities.”

Items recovered from the suspects, according to Danmallam, include a Golf car with registration number Abuja RBC 220 KF, and a broken plug which they allegedly use in “scratching down” the window of the car to steal from their victims.

Ugwu rebuffed attempts by journalists to get him to explain why a deputy superintendent of prisons would venture into armed robbery and other criminal activities, especially after witnessing, from close quarters, the harsh treatment meted out to criminals in Nigerian prisons, where they are compelled to live in sub-human conditions.

Sitting quietly on the bare floor, Ugwu refused to respond to questions.

He also bowed his head to prevent journalists from taking pictures of his face.

Our correspondent observed that although he was handcuffed like other suspects, Ugwu looked ‘fresher’ than his colleagues.

The police commissioner further explained that Ugwu and the other suspects were helping the police in their investigations and would soon be charged to court.

Posted 02/07/2018 06:46:26 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Metuh, Lawyers absent from Court as his trial...

Fayose supervises sales of fuel at control petrol...

Dino Melaye in Hospital after jumping out of...

Buhari jets off to Plateau state over killings...

2019: APC is doomed if Tinubu fails to...

Buhari appoints Abubakar New DG for National Intelligence...

Presidency kicks as Nigerians taunt Buhari with alleged...

Taraba, M’Belt groups reject army panel report on...

Ohaneze to resist attempt to discredit Ekweremadu

Buhari rules out further meeting with nPDP

Nigeria recovers N7.8bn, $378m through whistle-blowers

FG has ordered my conviction at all cost,...

 

Latest News Two policemen allegedly killed as Melaye escapes assassination attempt Power supply remains low at 3,838MW as Fashola, Discos bicker Dasuki won’t be released despite bails, he caused 100,000 deaths – Buhari’s minister, Malami Stakeholders endorse Bill on Fed Poly, Mpu, Enugu We have ‘facts’ to prove APC rigged Ekiti poll for Fayemi – PDP Defection threats: Gov Ortom shuns peace meeting with APC Buhari’s team, APC offer opposition parties N50m —ADC Masquerades beat, injure two Catholic priests in Enugu 2019 elections: PDP considers boycott, Secondus tells Observers Rowdy ‎session as S-East senators allege Buhari’s appointments lopsided Ekiti Assembly rejects election results, adjourns till October Varsity student found dead in well after SARS invasion of hostel

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (6,203 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (4,405 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (4,264 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (3,777 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (3,719 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (3,087 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,831 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (2,749 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,748 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,729 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (2,686 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (2,295 views)

 

SECTIONS NEWS (257) EDITORIAL (4) POLITICS (308) SOCIETY (96) SPORTS (12) BUSINESS (166) HEALTH (13) EDUCATION (14) ENTERTAINMENT (7) INTERNATIONAL (25) TECHNOLOGY (1) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (8)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands