Notorious phone snatcher arrested, arraigned and sentenced to three years imprisonment

Police Operatives serving in the Central Police Station (CPS) of Enugu State Command, on March 8, 2024, at about 7 p.m., arrested one Promise Happy ‘m’, aged 18, at Christ Chemist Roundabout, Enugu. He was arrested after snatching an Android phone from a passenger in a moving mini bus.

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.

He 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.

Confirming the arrest to newsmen, the spokesperson of the command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said upon conclusion of investigation, the suspect was on March 14, 2024, arraigned in the Enugu North Chief Magistrate Court of Enugu State, and sentenced to three (3) years imprisonment.


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