Samuel Ekani, 20, of Imo State University has been detained by men of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, for allegedly being a member of a robbery gang.
The state commissioner of police, Dasuki Galadachi, indicated that Samuel was arrested alongside Richard Ikenna, 26, who had been on the police wanted list for armed robbery. The suspects are reportedly members of the secret cult named Vikings confraternity.
”During the arrest, Richard Ikenna, who had been on the wanted list of the command for armed robbery and murder, sustained gunshot injuries on his right leg. One of their victims, Paul Anyanwu, 37, who narrowly escaped death after being robbed by the gang, has identified them. They were arrested at a hotel along Works Layout in Owerri. One locally-made pistol, a double-barrelled pistol with three unexpended and one expended cartridges were recovered. The suspects are Richard Ikenna from Owerri Municipal and Simon Ekani, from Rivers State.” he said
The commissioner of police said once investigation is completed, the suspects would be arraigned in court.