Men attached to Operation Puff Adder have apprehended two notorious criminals who specialize in snatching handbags at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state.
Spokesperson of the Anambra Police Command identified as Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the arrest stated yesterday at about 6:30 am, following the flag off of operation Puff Adder in Onitsha by the Commissioner of Police identified as CP Mustapha Dandaura, Police operatives attached to Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) and operation “Puff Adder” in conjunction with local vigilante apprehended at upper Iweka Onitsha, one Ugwuanyi Ifeanyi ‘m’ aged 21 years and also Sopulu Ugwoma ‘m’ aged 22 years.
The suspects who come from Nsukka, Enugu State are among the hoodlums terrorising Upper Iwekka and Owerri road axis respectively.
In addition, a single barrel fabricated short gun was recovered from them as exhibit.
Meanwhile, their case is presently under investigation after which suspects would be charged to Court for prosecution.
It would be recalled as at last week, the Anambra state Command had mobilized personnel and logistics at upper Iweka to curtail the menace of robbery and handbags snatching syndicates in the area through operation Puff Adder.