13 sus­pected armed rob­bers sur­ren­der arms in Imo

Daily Trust - - CRIME - From Johnkennedy Uzoma, Ow­erri

Not less than 13 sus­pected crim­i­nals in both Ilile and Mg­buisii au­ton­o­mous com­mu­ni­ties in Ohaji/Egbema Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Imo have will­ingly sur­ren­dered their arms for the peace of the com­mu­ni­ties.

Four out of the ten from Ilile Com­mu­nity had ear­lier this month sur­ren­dered their four guns at the palace of the tra­di­tional ruler of the com­mu­nity HRH Eze Bonny Umah.

Dur­ing the re­cent Epis­co­pal visit of the Arch­bishop of Ow­erri Catholic Arch­dio­cese, His Grace An­thony Obinna, to Chimezie Catholic Parish Mg­buisii Ohaji, one of the lead­ers of the gang known as Uju pub­licly dur­ing the church ser­vice brought out a pump ac­tion gun in his pos­ses­sion.

On the 21st Septem­ber, 2015, another 8 sus­pected crim­i­nals handed over ad­di­tional 8 pump ac­tion guns to the Catholic Parish Priest in charge of Chimezie Catholic Church Rev.Fr.Eus­tus Oko­rie.

The sus­pects who in­clude Luck, Chigozie Suc­cess, Chi­bun­wane, Obinna, Kwekwe among oth­ers made con­gres­sional state­ments be­fore the Arch­bishop, the tra­di­tional ruler and the Priest never to go back to their crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties again in life.

Con­firm­ing the in­ci­dent, the Imo state Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice CP Taiwo Lakanu com­mended the Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer DPO of Umuaqwo Ohaji in Ohaji/Egbema LGA for his gal­lantry in mak­ing sure all crim­i­nal el­e­ments in the area are brought to book.

The CP said that ar­range­ment are be­ing made to meet with the Priest in charge of Chimezie Catholic Church so as to take those arms sur­ren­dered by the crim­i­nal el­e­ments to the com­mand head­quar­ters Ow­erri.

In his re­ac­tion the tra­di­tional ruler of Ilile au­ton­o­mous com­mu­nity, HRH Eze Bonny Umah thanked God for touch­ing the hearts of the boys to sur­ren­der their arms which he said has now given the peo­ple of his do­main a breath­ing space.

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