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Enugu State Police Command in Eastern Nigeria has arrested six suspects for various offences, which they say ranged from armed robbery and kidnapping within 10 days. ASP Daniel Ndukwe, the state’s Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), disclosed the arrests in a statement he issued in Enugu today. Ndukwe said that the suspects were arrested between March 28 and April 7. He said that the Command recovered two locally-made pistols with five live cartridges, one tricycle and four mobile phones from the suspects.
He said on April 7 at 10 a.m., police operatives attached to Abakpa Police Division arrested one of the suspects at Ogwuege, Abakpa-Nike; after him and other members of his gang, now at large robbed a victim of a Tecno phone at gunpoint. He said, “One locally-made pistol with four live cartridges, two phones and a black bag were recovered from the suspect. Further investigation to arrest and bring to book other fleeing members of the gang, that have been terrorising the Abakpa-Nike area, is ongoing at the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad,’’Ndukwe said.
He said that on the same April 7, police operatives attached to Uwani Police Division, while on patrol along Onwudiwe by Ohafia Street, Uwani, Enugu, arrested three others and, “Items recovered included a suspected stolen Bajaj tricycle, yellow in colour with registration number: ENU 600 VL; two knives and two iPhone phones they robbed from different victims at Niger Foundation Hospital, Independent Layout Enugu.
“Preliminary investigation showed that the suspects, who have been terrorising Uwani and other parts of Enugu metropolis, were fleeing from the Ogui axis with the alleged stolen tricycle when they were apprehended. The case is undergoing further investigation at the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad,’’ the police spokesman said.
Again on March 28 at about 1:14 a.m., he said the police operatives attached to Oji-River Police Division, while on routine patrol along Enugu/Onitsha highway within Umumba/Ezeagu, arrested another suspect who had fallen off a moving motorcycle in an attempt to escape being apprehended by police. “One locally-made pistol and a live cartridge was recovered from him. The case is undergoing further investigation at the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad.