There was jubilation at the command headquarters in Owerri on Wednesday as the operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Imo State Police Command arrested two most wanted armed robbers and killers in the state.
Parading the suspects, Kachi Nwalolo, 21 and Chukwuebuka Esoga, aka, Kaka,21, the commissioner of police, Rabiu Ladodo, said, “I am happy and walking shoulder high as we speak.”
Ladado said that apart from being on the police wanted list, the suspects had been declared wanted by the state government.
According to him, the arrest of the crime kingpins was a major breakthrough for the command.
He commanded the SARS commander, Victor Godfrey, and his team for what he called a professional operation.
The CP expressed optimism that residents and businessmen at the ever-busy Douglas Road in the area would now have a rest.
Apart from guns, the CP said that a Glo sim card and three MTN sim cards were recovered as exhibits from the suspects.
The CP said, “I present to you, Imo most wanted armed robbers and serial killers in recent times. I am happy and walking shoulder-high owing to this wonderful breakthrough. I commend the SARS commander, Victor Godfrey, and his team for an exceptional job.”
“They have made confessional statements of their involvement in robbery operations and killing. We seek cooperation from the members of the public in our commitment to fighting criminals to a standstill in the state. ”
One of the Suspects, Kaka, said that he wanted to see his mother so as to apologize to her for not being ‘a good boy’.
Kaka said, “Please call my mother for me. I want to apologize to her for not being a son she wanted me to be. Intimidation by Owerri people led me into crime.
“They were always intimidating me, taking my goods at Douglas Road before I now joined crime. Please bring my mother to me, I want to apologize to her.”