Police raid hideout, arrest 3 criminal suspects, recover firearms in Enugu

Enugu state police command has raised a criminal hideout, arrested three male suspects and recovered armed in the Centenary City area of Obeagu-Awkunanaw community in Enugu South local government area of the state.

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Statement signed and made available by the police public relations officer of the Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Saturday, January 19,, said the arrest was made, acting on credible information made available by the Enugu State Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA).

The statement read in full:
“Enugu State Police Command’s Operatives serving in Enugu Area Command raided a criminal hideout in the Centenary City area of Obeagu-Awkunanaw community in Enugu South Local Government Area on Friday, January 19, 2024. The operational exercise led to the arrest of three male suspects, namely: Emmanuel Nwabundo aged 39, from Abia State, Emmanuel Eze aged 35, and Anthony Onoche George aged 30, both from Anambra State, while others escaped.

“Eight (8) pump action guns with four (4) live and twenty-six (26) expended cartridges were recovered. Centenary City area of Obeagu-Awkunanaw community in Enugu South exhibits recovered include one (1) machete, four (4) units of solar-powered CCTV cameras, thirteen (13) assorted phones, one (1) DVD player, and four (4) bags and clothes, all suspected to be stolen. Also recovered are objects suspected to be charms.

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“A preliminary investigation conducted reveals that the criminal elements and cohorts at large have been using the location as a hideout for the design and consequent perfection of their criminal activities, including armed robbery, kidnapping, among other crimes, within Enugu metropolis and environs.

“The suspects shall be arraigned in court once investigations are concluded.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, psc (+), while hailing the Operatives for the operational success, has reaffirmed the avowed commitment of the Command to be more proactive and forward-looking in its quest to rid Enugu State of unrepentant criminals and their unwholesome activities.

” CP Kanayo, therefore, calls on the citizenry to remain law-abiding, vigilant, and continue to avail the Police of credible and actionable security information while also reporting criminals and their activities to the nearest Police Station. They can also make such reports by calling 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202, or 08098880172, or by sending emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com,” Ndukwe said.

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