Enugu Police operatives recover firearms, ammunition ,stolen motor batteries from fleeing suspected robbers

Police Operatives serving in Emene Division of the Enugu State Command, Sunday June 16, 2024, around 7 p.m., recovered a Beretta pistol with thirty-six (36) rounds of .9 mm calibre ammunition in a bush at Airport Corner, by Old Abakaliki Road, Emene, Enugu.

Pix: Suspected motor battery thieves

Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Command, State Headquarters, DSP Daniel Ndukwe in a statement he made available to newsmen, June 16, in Enugu, said the exhibits were suspected to have been abandoned by criminal elements on the hot trail of the police operatives for allegations of armed robberies.

Pix: The recovered weapons

In a different operation, one Eze Ebuka, aged 24, Nnamdi Chukwuemeka, aged 21, and Friday Ilo, aged 31, were arrested on June 7, 2024, around 2 p.m., by police operatives serving in the Awkunanaw Division of the State Command.

Their arrest followed the conduct of a covert operation by the operatives upon the receipt of complaints about the theft of several motor vehicle batteries at a construction site in Awkunanaw, Enugu.

Ndukwe said, Eze Ebuka and Nnamdi Chukwuemeka, who were initially arrested in the act, upon interrogation confessed to having stolen many batteries, as alleged, and sold them to Friday Ilo, who was later arrested. Fifteen (15) batteries, including those of articulated and other motor vehicles, and tricycle, were recovered from them.

“The suspects will be arraigned and prosecuted once investigations are concluded,” he said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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