By Stanley Nwanosike
Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Saturday in Enugu that cooperation between the police and operatives of Neighbourhood Watch led to the arrests of the suspects.
“Acting on intelligence, police operatives at the Abakaliki Road Division arrested one Chidiebere Okoye, 22, and Ede Ifeanyi, 25, both of Onuasata area of Enugu on May 17.
“The duo and gang members still at large allegedly snatched the vehicle from their victim at gunpoint on May 10. The suspects confessed to the crime.
“The car is suspected to have been stolen on Urban Girls High School Road, Nsukka.
“The suspected criminal occupants on sighting the police operatives abandoned the vehicle and escaped.
“Upon thorough search of the vehicle, two cut-to-size single-barrel guns, one live cartridge, one Techno phone and other incriminating items were further recovered,’’ he stated.
This followed an earlier report made at the Division that armed robbers invaded a shop at Garki, Awkunanaw Enugu, and stabbed one of their victims severally, robbed them of cash, phones and personal effects.
“The suspect confessed to the crime, while a dagger allegedly used to stab the said victim has been recovered,’’ he stated.
Ndukwe added that investigations were continuing into the cases and that suspects arrested would be prosecuted upon conclusion of investigations. (NAN)