Three suspected robbers arrested by the Obosi local vigilante in Idemili North local government area of the state have allegedly disappeared in army uniform.
The suspects, Olisa Dominic (18), Friday Nwali (19) and Nwanosike Isaac, were arrested at Little Wood Estate, Obosi, as they were preparing for the usual routine robbery when the vigilante group alerted the Obosi Youth Vanguard, a youth organization set up to help combat street crime, who caught them for handover to the police.
It was gathered that the vice chairman of Obosi Youth Vanguard, Mr. Chimezie Ononwu, personally took the suspects to the community town hall and handed them over to the Ogidi Area Police Command.
Addressing reporters Sunday, the President of the Youth Vanguard, Comrade Gil Anyaoku said: “As the suspects were kept at the hall waiting for the handover to the Ogidi Police Area Command, the Police from Obosi led by a Sergeant, with some boys came and took the suspects to Obosi Police Station and since then we have not known their whereabouts.
“It is the Obosi Police that will tell the whereabouts of the suspects. We are a non-violent group and would not like any problem with the police that is the reason we did everything within our reach to bring the suspects to them.
“It is left for the Police at Obosi to tell the public where the suspects are, the army uniform the three suspects were wearing when they were taken away and we want them produced?
Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Garba Umar, however, said that he had directed an investigation into the matter.