Two years after jumping bail, armed robbery suspect nabbed in Asaba
Surety Spends Two Years In Prison Custody
A middle-aged man, identified as Chibike Amaechi, who allegedly jumped bail two years ago, was yesterday arrested by a team of policemen in Asaba, the Delta State capital, after his surety (name withheld) had spent two years at the Ogwashi-Uku Prison, where he was remanded upon his failed efforts to produce suspect in court.
It was reliably gathered that the suspect was arrested by the Police around Ezeani Avenue for allegedly robbing residents of the area two years ago of their belongings, including television sets, home theatres, musical equipment, handsets, clothes and jewellery at gun point with his gang members, hitherto at large.
Expectedly, the suspect, sporting a T-shirt and black trousers, was sighted by one of the residents he allegedly robbed while he was eating roasted plantain and beans around Anwai road in Asaba, who shouted for help.
In what appeared to be twist of event, the suspected shouted alongside his alleged victim in louder voice, “Thief oh. Thief oh,” a situation that attracted passersby, who allegedly swooped on him (suspect), hitting him with plywood before the Police arrived at the scene.
Confirming the incident, one of the policemen that effected the arrest of the suspect, who craved anonymity, said: “The suspect’s victim identified him and upon interrogation, he confessed to have jumped bail for a case of robbery two years ago.”
He disclosed that the suspect was being detained for further investigation. But his surety, who did not want his name in the print, said: “The value of the goods the suspect robbed the residents was N50, 000. He was a carpenter in the same compound with me; hence I signed surety for him.
“When the time came for me to produce him, I could not, as he escaped out of Asaba to an unknown destination. I fasted for 40 days and my God answered my prayers.”
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