Police Operatives of Enugu State Command have arrested four male criminal suspects for different offences and recovered one AK-47 rifle with fifty live ammunition of 7.62mm calibre.
Also recovered were three locally-fabricated Beretta pistols, one Pump Action gun, Butt of a locally-made gun, thirty-one live cartridges and other incriminating exhibits.
DSP Daniel Ndukwe, Police Public Relations Officer of the Enugu Command said the operatives were acting on credible information.
“Police Operatives serving in the Anti-Cultism Squad of the Command arrested Ifeanyi Ngene, aged 36, at Akwuke Awkunanaw, Enugu, on 06/12/2022 at about 9.30 am and recovered in his unlawful possession; one AK-47 rifle with fifty-one live cartridges, one Pump Action gun with twenty-five live cartridges and two AK-47 rifle magazines. Also recovered are one Senior Police Officers’ vineyard, three (3) black-coloured uniform belts, two (2) Forest Guards inscribed black berets and two (2) Walkie-talkies.
“Also, Kenechi Ngwuenwo, aged 25, was arrested on 06/12/2022 at about 4.40 pm by Police Operatives serving in Central Police Station (C.P.S.) while on stop and search duty along Enugu/Onitsha Road, by New Market Enugu. One (1) cut-to-size locally-fabricated gun with six live cartridges was found in his unlawful possession.
“Similarly, Police Operatives serving in No. 3 P.M.F. Enugu, while on intensified patrol along Ozalla/4-Corners/Udi Road on 01/12/2022 at about 11.25 am, intercepted and arrested Amaechi Precious, aged 25, in a Toyota Sienna commercial vehicle transiting from Abakaliki, Ebonyi State to Awka, Anambra State. Upon search conducted, three locally-fabricated Beretta pistols, one Butt of a locally-made gun and other incriminating items were found in his unlawful possession. Consequent to further investigative actions, SWAT Operatives of the Command, 02/12/2022, arrested Oforzoba Amandi, aged 26, at Anam in Anambra West L.G.A. of Anambra State, identified as the recipient of the firearms and a member of the criminal syndicate.
“All the suspects will be arraigned and prosecuted in Court once investigations are concluded”
He added that the Commissioner of Police has tasked Police Operatives of the Command to sustain the tempo in ridding the State of unrepentant criminals while calling on the good people of the State to continue to assist the Police with credible information and intelligence.