Police arrest 3 suspected vandals,  recover firearm, ammunition 

 Enugu State Police Command Operatives  serving in Awkunanaw Police Division of the Command, on May 30, 2024, around 7.30 p.m., arrested three male suspects, Odeh Chijioke aged 26, Okwudili Onwe, aged 38, both of Ishielu Local .Government Area. of Ebonyi State, and Igwe Chidera aged 20, of Nkerefi in Nkanu East L.G.A ,Enugu State. Their arrest led to the recovery of yet-to-be quantified pieces of iron rails vandalized at the pedestrian crossing bridge at Holy Ghost/Ogbete Market, Enugu.

Pix- Recovered gun

 Police Operatives also  serving in Awkunanaw Division of the Command, on May 29, 2024, around 10 p.m., swiftly responded to a distress call alleging the operation of armed robbers in a compound at Awkunanaw, Enugu. The quick response led to the averting of the criminal act and the recovery of a locally fabricated double-barreled gun loaded with two (2) live cartridges, which the suspects abandoned and escaped upon sighting the Operatives


Police public relations officer of the Command, Daniel Ndukwe in a statement on Friday,May 31 in Enugu said  the arrested suspects will be arraigned and prosecuted once the investigation is concluded, while a discreet investigation is underway to apprehend the armed robbery suspects on the run.

Pix- Recovered rails

He said the Commissioner of Police  Kanayo Uzuegbu, has appreciated the citizens whose information on the criminal activities made the operational successes possible. He, however, tasks the citizenry to continue to support the police by promptly reporting  suspected criminals and their activities to the nearest Police Station. Or alternatively call the Command’s hotlines 08032003702, 08098880172, or 08086671202, or send emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com

Author- Maureen Ikpeama

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