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Police Arrest 3 Suspects For Alleged Armed Robbery In Enugu

THE Police Command in Enugu State has arrested three suspects for alleged armed robbery in Enugu metropolis and Oji-River axis of the state.

The police also recovered firearms and other items from the suspects.

This is contained in a statement by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, in Enugu on Saturday.


Ndukwe said that detectives serving in Awkunanaw Police Division on May 7, around 1:30 p.m., arrested a 31-year-old suspect (name witheld), while his cohorts escaped.

He said the operatives recovered one locally fabricated Beretta-like pistol from the suspect.

“The suspect’s arrest followed the receipt of a report from a tricyclist, who alleged that a gang of armed robbers, on May 6, diverted and robbed him of his cash, phone, and other belongings while conveying them to Garriki in Awkunanaw, Enugu.

“Upon leading the detectives to the scene of the incident, the suspect sighted them and attempted escaping before he was caught, and the firearm recovered from him.

“The victim was able to identify the suspect as one of the same armed gang members that robbed him the previous night,” he said.

Ndukwe said that operatives serving in Oji-River Police Division, working with members of the Neighbourhood Watch Group, on May 3, around 5:20 a.m., arrested two suspects (names witheld), for alleged robbery.

He said the suspects, who are residents of Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, allegedly armed with toy pistols robbed their victim of cash, phone and other belongings.

The operatives, he said, also recovered two imitation revolver pistols, a snatched Honda car, a syringe containing liquid substance suspected to be acid, and other items from the suspects.

“The suspects allegedly used the toy guns to snatch the recovered car from a suspect, robbed him of his cash, handset and belongings, at Amaetiti-Akwu in Achi community of Oji-River LGA, on May 3, at about 5:05 a.m.

“But they could not escape, as the operatives gave them a hot chase and apprehended them after the car skidded off the road into the bush,” he said.

He said that the suspects would be charge to court on completion of investigations into the cases. (NAN)

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