The Enugu State Police Command said on Tuesday that its operatives arrested 22 suspected armed robbers, cultists and other criminals terrorizing various parts of the state within the month of May.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Daniel Ndukwe revealed that some of the items recovered from the suspects include: 1 berretta pistol, 8 locally made firearms, 9 live ammunition, 12 handsets, 2 axe, one 1 dagger, three 3 knives, one 1 laptop, cash sum of N6,000 and other miscellaneous items.
The PPRO said the feat was in furtherance of the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Abdulrahman’s commitment to rid the state of crimes and criminality.
Ndukwe revealed that other offences for which the suspects were arrested include conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms, stealing and receiving stolen property.
He gave the names of the suspects as Gerald Chinyeaka (29), Ejike Ali (26), Ogili Sunday (25) Ukaonu Odoh (32), Festus Onu (19), Ogbu Onyeka (25) Aji Ikechukwu, Agboeze Chukwuebuka (25), Eze Ifeanyi, Emeka Okafor and Ngwu Chidiebere Ebuka (20).
Others are: Isiala Salifu (20), Agbo Izuchukwu Gerald (29), Oneze Chinecherem (20) Onah Chinedu, Onyedika Okeke (23), Igwe Ugochukwu (23) Igbokwe Anayo, Izuchukwu Nnaji (22), Olamide Abudukabiro (28) Chibueze Onwuasoka (20), and Ikechukwu Ohabuenyi (29).
“The Commissioner of Police, while commending the efforts of the operatives as well as supports received from security stakeholders that made the breakthroughs possible, charged tactical and operational officers and men of the command not to rest on their oars in ridding the state of crimes and criminality, especially in these challenging times of COVID-19 pandemic” the PPRO said.
He further enjoined residents of the state to remain law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report suspected criminals and acts of criminality to the nearest police station or call the command’s emergency hotlines on: 08032003702, 08086671202, 08075390883 or 08098880172.
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