Four persons, including two women have been arrested in Nkwelle Ezunaka, Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State, for allegedly robbing a lady of the sum of N400,000.
The suspects allegedly robbed their victim, Nwanye Philomina, after picking her around Nteje area of the town.
A Police source said the victim had ignorantly entered the vehicle heading towards Onitsha when she was attacked and dispossessed of her property.
According to the source, the syndicate who suspected that there was money in the victim’s bag, had suddenly stopped and asked her to alight, claiming they wanted to adjust her seat.
“Oblivious of their plan, the victim came down and immediately the hoodlums sped off with her bag containing the sum of N400,000,” the source added.
Confirming the incident, the Police spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed said the four suspects were arrested by police patrol team attached to 3-3 Division.
He gave their names as Cynthia Agu, 20, Mary Andrew, 20 both from Enugu State as well as Collins Okoli, 33 and Friday Ebim, 41 both from Delta State.
He said, “At about 2:pm, one Nwanye Philomina, aged 30years from Akwuzu boarded a taxi at Nteje Boys high school bus stop in Oyi local government area.
“When the vehicle got to Nkwelle Ezunaka, the syndicate suddenly stopped and asked her to come down so that they can adjust the seat before they sped off.
“Victim immediately raised alarm which attracted the attention of some motorists who pursued the suspects up to Nkwelle community where police patrol team attached to 3-3 Division intercepted and arrested them.”
Mohammed explained that the suspects were nearly lynched by angry mob if not for the quick intervention of the police.
He added that the snatched money was recovered, while the vehicle used in perpetrating the act was impounded.
The suspects, he added, would be arraigned upon the conclusion of investigations.