One of Vancouver Police’s Top 6 ‘gangsters arrested

Ekene Anigbo, 22, was arrested Thursday in Richmond. At the time he was arrested, he had a rifle and a gun with him.

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One of the “Top 6” gangsters on Vancouver Police’s most coveted list for posing a threat to public safety has been arrested.

Ekene Anigbo, 22, was arrested Thursday in Richmond by members of VPD’s Department of Organized Crime.

Anigbo, who is affiliated with the Kang / Red Scorpion group, was one of six gangsters in Vancouver who were released to police in May, citing the significant public safety risk they posed.

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At the time of his arrest, Anigbo had a rifle, a pistol and ammunition in his possession, Art said. Tania Visintin in a written statement.

On Friday, Anigbo was charged with four new firearm offenses. He is also wanted on several BC-wide arrest warrants for assault and violation of probation.

Postmedia has previously reported that Anigbo, known as rapper Lolo Lanski, is affiliated with the Kang group but is not a member. He has called Brothers Keepers member Naseem Mohammed through live Instagram videos.

In May, when police overpowered the six dangerous men, Anigbo was in court on several charges: an attack dating back to September 2019 in Port Coquitlam, and three counts of violating conditions following previous convictions in Vancouver for wearing a banned device , possess a firearm without a license and utter threats.

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He remains in custody pending his next appearance in Vancouver District Court on October 14.

Anigbo’s arrest was a result of VPD’s Task Force Threshold, launched in May in response to escalating gang violence in Metro Vancouver.

At the time, Chief Adam Palmer said the six most wanted posed a significant risk to public safety.

Not only do they pose a risk to their friends, families and acquaintances, but they also pose a risk to people who do not even know them … every time they go to the gym, they shop, they go to the grocery store, a restaurant or a bar, ā€¯Palmer said.

– With files from Kim Bolan

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