Police Arrest Suspected Criminals, Recover Arms, Ammunition in Enugu

The police in Enugu says it has arrested eight suspects for his or her alleged involvement within the kidnapping, armed theft, cultism and illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

Police spokesman within the State, A.S.P. Daniel Ndukwe, stated this in a press release on Tuesday in Enugu.

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Ndukwe stated that the command recovered 5 firearms, together with an AK-47 rifle, ten stay cartridges and one empty shell of seven.62mm calibre of ammunition.

Other gadgets recovered, he stated, included two motor autos, two tricycles, six bikes, one dagger, one machete and a few amount of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

The police spokesman stated that the feat was a part of the actualisation of the mandates of Operation Restore Peace within the State.

He stated that on June 13, operatives hooked up to Anti-Cultism Squad arrested a 27-year-old suspect after data alleging {that a} group of armed cultists have been breaching public peace on the Obofia neighborhood in Nkanu West Local Government Area.

Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed to being a member of Vikings confraternity and that the cult group was having a gathering within the space earlier than police operatives busted them.

“Recovered after preliminary investigation were two locally-made double-barrelled pistols, seven live cartridges, one black-coloured Toyota Camry and one black-coloured Honda Accord, with registration numbers: UWN 394 GU and B.D.G. 14 E.G.

“Others are two yellow-coloured tricycles, with registration quantity ENU 518 WN and JRV 228 VD respectively; six bikes of various makes, empty bottles of Squadron drink and a few amount of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp,” he said.

Ndukwe also said that the operatives attached to the Oji-River Police Division, in synergy with Neighbourhood Watchmen, recovered one AK-47 rifle with breech number: 038244 without magazine.

He said that the AK-47 rifle was recovered in a thick bush at Ude village in Ugwuoba community of Oji-River Local Government Area on June 8 at 5 pm.

“The restoration is the sequel to operatives storming the thicket on receipt of knowledge, alleging {that a} group of armed hoodlums have been sighted, perfecting plans to hold out theft operations,” he said.

The police spokesman noted that on June 6, at about 5: 30 am, operatives attached to Anti-Cultism Squad arrested three suspects, all of Ugwuagor Abakpa-Nike, Enugu.

“Upon interrogation, the suspects, who confessed to being members of Black Axe confraternity, surrendered one cut-to-size locally-made single-barrelled gun loaded with one stay cartridge,” he said.

Ndukwe noted that operatives attached to Ogui Police Division on June 4 arrested another suspect, based on intelligence, and recovered one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges and one empty shell of 7.62mm calibre ammunition.

“Upon interrogation, the suspect led the operatives to the arrest of one other suspect, whom, he claimed, gave him the stated firearm and ammunition,” he said.

The police spokesman said that the various cases were currently undergoing further discreet investigations within the command.

Ndukwe said, “The Commissioner of Police within the State, Mohammed Aliyu, has recommended efforts of the operatives, the Neighborhood Watch Group and law-abiding residents who contributed in making the breakthroughs attainable.

“The commissioner urged the operatives to remain resolute and resilient, even as the command unwaveringly works towards maximally actualising mandates of Operation Restore Peace, as ordered by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Baba Usman,” he stated.

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