Two suspected motorcycle thieves identified as Chidi Umeh and Obinna Onyebuchi have been arrested by the police after they came from Nnewi in Anambra State to steal motorcycles in Owode Yewa area of Ogun state.
According to Ogun state police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the suspects who are members of a robbery gang specialized in drugging their victims before dispossessing them of their motorcycles.
The suspected motorcycle thieves were arrested following a distress call received by the DPO of Owode Egbado division from the residents of Alanu area of Owode.
“On interrogation, Chidi Umeh, who came all the way from Nnewi, in Anambra State, admitted committing the crime.
“He explained that he is selling motorcycle parts in Nnewi and he used to come to Owode area to snatch motorcycles from the owners after drugging them through energy drink, which he used to give to his victims on a friendly note.
“His accomplice, Obinna Onyebuchi, corroborated his confession, but he claimed that this is the first time he followed him out on robbery assignment.” Oyeyemi said.
Going further, the police spokesperson revealed that the suspects’ last victim was still sleeping as of the time he sent out the statement on Wednesday evening as a result of drug used on him.
The suspects who confessed to having snatched up to 4 motorcycles have been transferred to state CIID.