Police Arrest Notorious Phone-snatcher In Enugu

…..Arraigned and sentenced to three years imprisonment

Police Operatives serving in the Central Police Station of Enugu State Command, on March 8, 2024, at about 7 p.m., arrested one Promise Happy, aged 18, at Christ Chemist Roundabout, Enugu.

In a statement on Thursday,14th March 2024 signed by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said that he was arrested after snatching an Android phone from a passenger in a moving minibus.

According to DSP Ndukwe, an investigation revealed that the suspect, who has been on the Police Criminal Watchlist for similar offences of stealing, is a native of Ozonogogo in Agbor Local Government Area of Delta State, but resident at New Garriki Market, Awkunanaw, Enugu.

The suspect confessed to the crime, stating that he and gang members at large have been perpetrating the criminal act of phone-snatching since 2022, while the snatched blue-coloured Redmi Android phone was recovered from him.

Upon conclusion of investigation, the suspect was today, March 14, 2024, arraigned in the Enugu North Chief Magistrate Court of Enugu State, and sentenced to three years imprisonment.