Police operatives in Anambra State, have arrested three suspects and recovered several weapons, cash and substance suspected to be hard drugs.
According to the State Command’s spokesperson, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, the arrests made followed an onslaught launched by the State Police Command, in keeping with its assurance of its commitment to ensuring a crime-free State and checkmating cultism and other violent crimes and bringing perpetrators to book.
TheFact Nigeria reports that the police, acting in credible information, on a Wednesday, 2 March, stormed a criminal hideout in Awada, Idemili North LGA and arrested one Onyedika Okwuibe, aged 25. Immediate search conducted in his house led to the recovery of one English Pistol and one live ammunition.
Further interrogation of Onyedika led to the arrest of one Chimaobi Ezeoke whom he alleged gave him the gun. They both confessed to be members of Vikings cult group.
In the same vein, operatives of the Command, in conjunction with the vigilante group in Ufuma, Orumba North LGA, on Thursday, 3 March, 2022, arrested one 31 year old Samuel Nwankwo, and recovered one locally fabricated gun, one motorcycle, substance suspected to be hard drugs and cash of #22,400.
TheFact Nigeria learns that Nwankwo and one other gang member still at large, operating with an unregistered motorcycle, had attacked Heca Filling Station along Umunze/Ekwulobia Road and dispossessed the sales girl of proceeds of sales. However, the criminals were intercepted by viligante men working with the Police.
The suspect has been interrogated and operations are ongoing to nab other members of the syndicate.
Suspects shall be charged to court once investigations are concluded.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner Of Police, CP Echeng Echeng, while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the Command towards weeding out all criminal elements, enjoins law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilant and continue to support the Command in the fight against crime and all shades of criminality.