Police parade 11 armed robbery suspects, recover guns, ammunition

Police parade 11 armed robbery suspects, recover guns, ammunition
By Larry Onwuta

The Enugu State Police Command has paraded 11 suspected armed robbers arrested within various locations in the state within the last
one month.
The police recovered seven locally made pistols, one AK 47, 38 live ammunition and 45 live cartridges.
Parading the suspects on Thursday in Enugu, the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, promised that his command would
continue to fight criminals and make the state uncomfortable for criminals.
Balarabe said that on March 14, through intelligence information a Fulani man attempted to injure one Joseph Anyansi of Amankpo Farm
Settlement at Ukpabi area of the state with local pistol, one AK47 and
28 round of live ammunitions.
“The suspect is helping the Command’s operatives of Adani Division in
their investigation and will soon be charged to court after
investigation,’’ he said.
The commissioner also said that on March 20, at about 11 a.m. the
police arrested two suspects, one Fidelis Nwancho and Onyekachi Odo
for unlawful possession of fire arm.
He said that the command recovered three locally made pistols, five
rounds of 9mm live ammunition, 25 live of cartridge and one Sienna Bus
with registration number NLE 339 YD from the duo.
“They were arrested during a stop-and-search operation at Nsude
community along Oji-River Road near 9th Mile; while they were
arrested, two of their other gang members escaped in the bush,’’ he
said.
Balarabe said that on March 9, the police arrested one Emmanuel
Uchechukwu in the Independent Layout axis of Enugu metropolis, while
he robbed his victims with a toy gun.
“The suspect is already cooperating with police investigators, while
he will be soon charged to court,’’ he said.
On the kidnapped Reverend Father on March 11 along Nsukka Road, the
commissioner said that the command set-up machinery to track the
suspects and its effort yielded much success.
“Three persons were arrested in Port Harcourt in connection to the
matter and they had confessed and explained their level of involvement
in the kidnap of the cleric.
“The command recovered one AK-47; one SMG sub-machine gun, one pump
action gun and one berretta pistol were from the three suspects
involved in teh kidnap of the Reverend Father.
“Investigation is still on and we hope it will unravel more findings
as we go ahead,’’ he said.

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