Ekene Anigbo, 22, was arrested Thursday in Richmond. At the time of his arrest, he was carrying a rifle and a pistol.

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

Ekene Anigbo, 22, was arrested Thursday in Richmond by members of the VPD’s organized crime section.

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

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

On Friday, Anigbo was charged with four new firearms offenses. He is also wanted on multiple warrants throughout BC for assault and violation of probation.

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

In May, when police reported the six dangerous men, Anigbo appeared in court on multiple charges: one count of assault dating back to September 2019 in Port Coquitlam and three counts of breach of conditions after previous convictions in Vancouver. for carrying a prohibited device, possessing a firearm without a license, and making threats.

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He remains in custody pending his next appearance in Vancouver provincial court on October 14.

Anigbo’s arrest was the result of the VPD’s Task Force Threshold, which was 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, family and acquaintances, but they also pose a risk to people who don’t even know them … every time they go to the gym, go shopping, go to the supermarket, a restaurant or a bar, ”Palmer said.

– With files from Kim Bolan

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