Enugu state Police Command says Nine (9) male suspects, were arrested in May 2023 at different locations of Enugu State, by Operatives serving in Anti-Cultism Squad of the State Police Command, for the offenses of conspiracy.
The suspects were alleged to had committed murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearm and cultism.
Statement made available by the Police Public relations officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Wednesday,June 7 in Enugu said that One (1) cut-to-size double-barreled gun, one (1) cut-to-size single-barreled gun, one (1) locally made double-barreled pistol, several parts of gun, seven (7) live cartridges, one (1) battleaxe head, different bank’s ATM Cards, two (2) black berets and other incriminating items were recovered from them.
The suspects according to Ndukwe are ,
Umeju Chinonso aged 40, Hillary Nnacheta,19, Onunze Chiemerie 19, Moses Emeka , 22, Obasi Chika , 23, Nnamoko Tochukwu 21, Mbadugha Chidera Shedrack 26, Eze Ifeanyi 30 and Ezeofor Onyedikachi19,
“Investigation revealed that the suspects were part of an armed robbery syndicate specialized in car snatching, dispossessing innocent citizens within Enugu metropolis, especially in Abakpa and Trans-Ekulu, of their belongings, as well as attacking and robbing Point-of-Sale (POS) operators of their funds.
“They were also found to be members of the Vikings Confraternity, involved in the recent rival cult war in different parts of Enugu State, wherein some young persons were shot and murdered.
“The suspects have been arraigned in court and remanded in Enugu Custodial Centre, pending further hearing into the case,” Ndukwe said.