Two policemen paraded for alleged robbery in Anambra

The Anambra State police command has paraded two policemen, Corporal Peter Ilo and Nicholas Ogbuanu, for suspected robbery. Twenty five others, said to be involved in crime, were also paraded.

Ilo, who is of the Imo State police command, denied being a robber. He said his friend, who resides in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, lured him into car-snatching. Ilo said: “He lured me into robbery and car–snatching.
‘’We organised some robberies and snatched two cars, including a Lexus and sold the plasma television we saw inside it.

“Along the line, we disagreed on the sharing formula and he sent the police after me, after revealing our acts.”
Ogbuanu, allegedly sacked in 2005, was arrested on August 17 while chasing a commercial motorcyclist. He said he was dismissed 10 years ago.

Ilo said he was recently recalled, though he was yet to resume work.

Parading the suspects yesterday Police Commissioner Hosea Karma warned criminals to leave Anambra because the state would be too hot for them.

Other suspected robbers, kidnappers and cultists were also paraded. Karma said they would be charged after their cases were investigated. The commissioner also hinted that the command would arrest illegal siren users, as directed by the Inspector General of police, Solomon Arase.

Karma said some sirens had been confiscated and the owners charged to court. “Sirens should only be used in emergency and by governors,” he said.