Police arrest brothers with guns in Enugu

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Operatives of the the Anti-Cultism Squad of the Enugu State Command, have arrested some criminal suspects in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Dan Ndukwe, disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to Newsmen on Sunday.

He said, “On 09/06/2023 at about 0448hrs, the operatives arrested Maduabuchi Agbougwu, aged 29, Mbah Anayochukwu, aged 28, Mbah Ifesinachi, aged 26, Anike Ebuka, aged 31 and Mbah Chiagozie aged 28, all males.”

According to Ndukwe, the search warrant executed in their living houses led to the recovery of one (1) big locally fabricated revolver gun, another locally fabricated double-barreled pistol, eight (8) live cartridges and one (1) expended cartridge from Maduabuchi Agbougwu. At the same time, weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered from all the suspects. Further discreet investigation into the case is ongoing.

The statement reads in parts:

“Similarly, working with law-abiding citizens, Police Operatives serving in Ogui Police Division of Enugu Command, on 09/06/2023 at about 1510, arrested two male suspects, Anasonye Somtochukwu, aged 20 and Ogodo Chigbogu aged 21, upon criminal suspicion. One (1) locally fabricated pistol and the tricycle they were operating in were recovered. A discreet investigation into the case is underway.

“Furthermore, on 08/06/2023 at about 1100hrs, Police Operatives of No. 3 PMF Enugu, while on routine stop and search duty at Ugwuoba, along Old Enugu/Onitsha Highway, intercepted a commercial bus en-route Enugu. After a thorough search of the vehicle and its occupants, eleven (11) live cartridges and a black-coloured criminal hood were recovered from two occupants and brothers, Jacob Gabriel, aged 26 and Gideon Gabriel, 24, both of Kogi State. They were consequently arrested while a further discreet investigation is ongoing”.

Ndukwe said the suspects should be arraigned in court once investigations are concluded.

“The Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, has lauded the efforts of the Operatives and those who supported them in recording the operational breakthroughs. He charged them to remain focused and on top of their games while soliciting continued citizens’ cooperation and support by providing credible information and intelligence”, he said.