Police recover arms from fleeing robbers in Enugu

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One locally-fabricated double-barrel gun with two cartridges (one live and the other expended), was recovered from escaping armed suspects at New Artisan Bridge, off Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway.

Spokesman for the Enugu police command, Daniel Ndukwe revealed this in a statement on Sunday.

Mr Ndukwe said that the feat was achieved by police operatives serving at the New Haven Division of the Command on June 16 at about 10:46 a.m.

“The hoodlums abandoned their firearm with the ammunition on sighting police operatives, who immediately went on their trail, following the receipt of credible information that the miscreants were sighted in the location perfecting their criminal plans.

“Meanwhile, discreet investigative and moves to fish out the fleeing criminal elements are underway.

“Further development on the matter shall be made public,” he said.