The Enugu State Police Command says operatives connected to ‘Operation Restore Peace’ have arrested 10 felony suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed theft, illegal possession of firearms and preventing within the state.
The operatives recovered two firearms, 4 stay ammunition of .9mm calibre, one expended cartridge, two automobiles, one tricycle, one machete and different incriminating gadgets.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, stated in a press release on Thursday in Enugu that the feat was in pursuance of ‘Operation Restore Peace’ mandates.
Ndukwe stated: “On May 28 at about 7 am, operatives connected to Nimbo Police Division in synergy with Neighbourhood Watch Group, arrested Nnamdi Okweli, 26; Victor Nwakor, 23 and Chisom Nwankpa, 22, for suspected kidnapping, whereas others escaped.
“Their arrest is sequel to the receipt of experiences alleging that the trio and others at giant are liable for the kidnapping of farmers within the space. The suspects confessed to the crime, whereas a discreet investigation is ongoing.”
The police spokesman stated that on May 26, round 7.30am, operatives connected to Ogui Police Division arrested Daniel Okoro, 21 and Nzekwe Michael, 24, whereas others escaped.
He stated the duo and others at giant, working in a yellow-coloured Daihatsu Hijet industrial mini bus with registration quantity: ELU 366 XJ, have been alleged to have robbed their victims of N200,000 at gunpoint on May 25.
“In one other improvement, performing on a misery name, operatives connected to Udenu Area Command in synergy with Neighbourhood Watch Group on May 26 at 4: 30 am, rescued and arrested two suspects from an indignant mob in Eha-Alumona neighborhood in Nsukka Local Government Area.
“One locally-made chief revolver pistol with 4 rounds of .9mm calibre of stay ammunition was recovered from the suspects.
“Their rescue and arrest is sequel to a report alleging that the duo and gang members at giant, robbed their sufferer on May 15 at 1 am in Amundi village of the identical neighborhood,’’ he stated.
He stated in yet one more improvement, operatives connected to Enugu Area Command and law-abiding residents, on May 23 by 9 pm, arrested Abdul Ayuba, 20 and Sati Sampson, 25, each of New Artisan Market, Enugu.
The police spokesman stated the duo have been arrested whereas preventing on the stated location and upon a search performed on them, one locally-made pistol with one expended cartridge was recovered.
Ndukwe stated all suspects can be charged to court docket as quickly as investigations are concluded.
He stated the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Aliyu, had reassured the command’s unwavering dedication to actualise the mandates of ‘Operation Restore Peace’.
“The commissioner has enjoined residents of the state to maintain helping the police with credible info required to additional clamp down on felony components and stabilise safety and order within the state,’’ he stated.