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POLICE ARREST 10 CRIMINAL SUSPECTS, RECOVER FIREARMS, AMMUNITION IN ENUGU

Police Officers attached to `Operation Restore Peace’ have arrested 10 criminal suspects for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and unlawful possession of firearm and fighting in Enugu.


The operatives recovered two firearms, four live ammunition of .9mm calibre, one expended cartridge, two vehicles, one tricycle, one machete and other incriminating items.


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Enugu state Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Thursday in Enugu that the feat was in pursuance of `Operation Restore Peace’ mandates.


Ndukwe said: “On May 28 at about 7a.m., operatives attached to Nimbo Police Division in synergy with Neighbourhood Watch Group, arrested Nnamdi Okweli, 26; Victor Nwakor, 23 and Chisom Nwankpa, 22 for suspected kidnapping, while others escaped.


“Their arrest is sequel to the receipt of reports alleging that the trio and others at large are responsible for kidnapping of farmers in the area. The suspects confessed to the crime, while discreet investigation is ongoing’’.


The police spokesman said that on May 26 at about 7:30a.m., the operatives attached to Ogui Police Division, arrested Daniel Okoro, 21 and Nzekwe Michael, 24, while others escaped.


He said that the duo and others at large, operating in a yellow-coloured Daihatsu Hijet Commercial Mini Bus with registration number: ELU 366 XJ, were alleged to have robbed their victims of N200,000 at gunpoint on May 25.


Ndukwe said that the suspects confessed to the crime, while the said mini bus was recovered. Manhunt had been launched to apprehend the fleeing members of the criminal gang.


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