Police parades over 20 armed robbery suspects, kidnappers in Enugu

Police parades over 20 armed robbery suspects, kidnappers in Enugu
By Larry Onwuta

The police in Enugu state yesterday paraded over 20 suspects including eight  notorious armed robbers and kidnappers in the state.
The suspects were arrested by men of the Enugu State  Police command  over their alleged involvement in criminal acts such as conspiracy, car stealing, vandalization of Electric Transformer,Conspiracy, Armed Robbery, Kidnapping, conspiracy, Burglary,  Cult Activities and murder, House Breaking and stealing, Unlawful Possession of Fire Arms, among other criminal acts committed in various parts of the state. 

While disclosing this at the State Police Headquarters ,on Wednesday, the Enugu state Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleman Balarabe, assured  that the command would continue to make it very difficult for criminals to operate in any part of the state.
The police Commissioner affirmed that to rid Enugu state of criminal elements is a task that must be accomplished.

He also stated that one Jude Ifeanyi Onuh, aged 25 years was arrested on June 20,this year about 0630hrs by the command’s Operatives of Safer Highway Patrol Unit while on stop and Search at Obollo Afor along Makudi, Enugu Road and from him, a stolen Toyota Corolla car, Custom colour with registration No.HRM 01 NEN, was recovered.

The suspect, he went on, confessed to the crime during interrogation that he conspired with one Okwudili now at large to steal the car in Onitsha, property belonging to his master,pointing out that in the same vein, another Toyota Corolla with registration N0.DV 24 ENU which was reported stolen on June 23rd 2010 from where it was parked at Christ The King Catholic Church , Enugu, was recovered where it was abandoned by the road side.

He further stated that the suspect, on information was arrested at Amala Embassy by Njamanze Ogui Enugu and three other suspects now at large as they specialize in robbing and snatching cars within the area.

The Enugu state Police boss said that two suspects Hyacinth Okeh 22yrs, a native of Ugwujero in Nimbo LGA of Enugu state  and Okweli Fredrick 20 yrs a native of Ekwuru Nimbo, were equally arrested by operatives of SARS Unit of the command over their allegrf involvement in the kidnap of one Enejere Charles who was their third victim.

Balarabe enumerated some of the items recovered from the suspects to include N187,000   .00 cash, two Automatic Pump Action gun,two single barrel gun and charms.

In his words: “The command also arrested one Ossai Chidera 22yrs, a native of Ugbaike , Enugu Ezike Igboeze North LGA of the state but resident in Aguleri in Anambra state,and Odo Kingsley Odinaka 25yrs also a native of Ugbaike on July 13, this year about 2115hrsat Obolo Afor in Udenu LGA of Enugu state after dispossessing one Ifeanyi Ugwueze of his valuables including the sum of N70,000.00 and two cell phones at gun point.

According to him, items recovered, he went on, include one locally made single barrel pistol, one live cartridge, N70,000.00 cash, and Two Cell phones, assuring that efforts havealreay been intensified by the command to apprehend hoodlums who specialize in smoking and selling of Indian hemp in parts of the state, as well as those who buy stolen items from criminal elements.

His words, ” these achievements were made possible through Intelligence Led Policing Measures put in place by the Command’,he revealed.

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