The Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested 6 suspects alleged to be the members of an armed robbery gang that has been terrorizing some parts of the state.
Speaking to JOURNALIST101, ASP Daniel Ndukwe E, the command’s Public Relations Officer, said the suspects are: one Eneh Ekene (male), aged 35yrs; Ani Chinedu (male, also known as “Doctor”), aged 32yrs; Chidiebere Ogwudire (male), aged 21yrs; Jideofor Onyedika (male, also known as “Tupac”), aged 32yrs; Okeugwu Chidera (male), aged 22yrs; and Sunday Okereke (male, also known as “Obere”), aged 24yrs.
According to Ndukwe; “the arrest was made following intelligence gathered by the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which led to the arrest of Eneh Ekene at Ugbo-Odogwu, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu on 24th March, 2020 at about 2300hrs. One Bajaj Tricyle (Keke), with Reg. No. ENU 372 WB, which he bought from the gang at rate of N150, 000.00, was recovered.
“The suspect led the Operatives to where they arrested Ani Chinedu and Chidiebere, Ogwudire who allegedly sold the Tricycle to him. On 25th March, 2020, the suspects further led the Operatives to the same Ugbo-Odogwu area, where Jideofor Onyedika was arrested, while one (1) AK-47 rifle with No. 12097 and three (3) live ammunition, and one (1) cutlass were recovered. Other items recovered from the gang include one (1) Infinix Hot and Samsung Galaxy S7 phones.
The police image maker also revealed that; “Preliminary investigation show that the suspects have been involved in several armed robbery operations in the State, while further investigation is ongoing to identify, arrest and prosecute other members of the gang now at large.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad Abdurrahman MCPSS, MCJ, MNIM, while enjoining the law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilante and report criminals and acts of criminality to the Police, reaffirmed the Command’s commitment to make life unbearable for unrepentant criminal elements in the State, especially in these trying times of the COVID-19 scourge. To this end, the Commissioner commended the Operatives for their efforts, while charging all Officers in the Command to remain resolute and redouble their efforts in ensuring that the State remains peaceful and crime-free even in the face of the ravaging and fatal Virus.
“The Command’s emergency numbers; 08032003702, 08075390882 and 080866712020 are always available for complaints, enquiries or suggestions, while electronic mails can be sent to [email protected],” ASP Ndukwe Concluded.
Below are the recovered items: