How Police Arrested Notorious Armed Robber At Father’s Funeral

The Imo State Police Command has arrested notorious armed robber and leader of the gang that robbed a branch of Zenith Bank in Owerri six weeks ago, Justice Ogbenna, aka JJ.

Also arrested with him is a member of the gang, Okechukwu Onwuamaegbu, the Police Public Relation Officer, Andrew Enwerem said.

He told our correspondent that the dreaded robbers were apprehended while planning to bury their dead father in Abia State.

Recalled that the armed robbers stormed the bank about six weeks ago, killing a customer and injuring three policemen.


A top police source told our correspondent that the leader of the gang, Ogbenna, was arrested on the day he planned to bury his late father.

The suspect was arrested when he came to carry the corpse of his father at a morgue in Aba, Abia State.

He had come with members of his family but he did not know that police were laying siege for him at the morgue.

According to the Police PRO, the suspect was nabbed at the Saint Francis Mortuary in Osisioma Aba, Abia State.

Found with the robbers in their hideouts, according to the Police PRO, Mr. Enwerem two AK 47 rifles, 175 live ammunition and seven magazines.

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He stated that the suspects would soon be charged to court as they had been given the police the necessary information in the cause of investigation.

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