Police in Owerri, the Imo State capital has arrested two alleged notorious criminals in the state.
Police Command Headquarters in Owerri on Wednesday through operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad arrested Onyekachi Nwalolo and Chukwuebuka Esoga.
The suspects are Onyekachi Nwalolo, alias Kachi Nwalolo, 21, and Chukwuebuka Esoga, alias Kaka, 21.
The Imo State Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Ladodo, said they were operating in Nigerian Army uniform.
The CP said apart from being armed robbers, the suspects were known for killing and abducting innocent persons.
Nevertheless, Ladodo said that apart from being on the police wanted list, the suspects had also been declared wanted by the state government.
According to the police boss, the arrest of the suspects was a major breakthrough for the command.
He commended the SARS Commander, Victor Godfrey, and his team for what he called a professional operation.
The Police commissioner expressed optimism that residents and traders at the busy Douglas Road in Owerri would now be able to rest.
Rabiu Ladodo stated thus: “I present to you Imo state most wanted armed robbers and serial killers in recent times. I am happy and walking tall because of this wonderful breakthrough. I commend the SARS commander, Victor Godfrey, and his team for an exceptional job”.
“The suspects have made confessional statements about their involvement in robbery and killings. We seek cooperation from members of the public in our commitment to fighting criminals to a standstill in the state.” The police commissioner concluded.
One of the suspects, Esoga, said he wanted to see his mother to apologise to her for not being “a good boy.”
Esoga, popularly known as X-Soldier who sustained gunshot injuries, said, “Please call my mother for me. I want to apologise to her for not being a son she wanted me to be. Intimidation by Owerri people led me to crime. They were always intimidating me and taking my goods on Douglas Road before I joined crime. Please bring my mother to me, I want to apologise to her.”