Police arrest 3 suspects, recover firearms, vehicles in Enugu

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By Stanley Nwanosike

ENUGU – The Police Command Enugu has arrested three for alleged and unlawful possession firearms.

The command also recovered three firearms, live cartridge, two vehicles, two daggers, mobile phone and other incriminating items.

Police Public Officer the Command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said a statement on Saturday Enugu that cooperation between the police and operatives Neighbourhood Watch led to the arrests the .

“Acting on intelligence, police operatives at the Abakaliki Road Division arrested Chidiebere Okoye, 22, and Ede Ifeanyi, 25, both of Onuasata area of Enugu on May 17.

“Their arrest led to of locally-made pistol, dagger and an ash-coloured Toyota Camry car with : GGE 547 GT.

“The duo and gang members still at large allegedly snatched the vehicle from their victim at gunpoint on May 10. The confessed to the crime.

“Similarly, on May 13, operatives at the Nsukka Urban Division with the assistance of Neighbourhood Watch intercepted a red-coloured Toyota Avensus car with : FST 968 AA.

“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 recovered,’’ he stated.

The police said that a related , operatives at the Awkunanaw Police Division also arrested one Miracle Ogba, 18, on May 13.

This followed an earlier 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, 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)