In Enugu: Police Arrest 13 Suspects, Recover Weapons Ahead Of Saturday Polls
Ahead of the Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force says it has arrested 13 criminal suspects with arms and ammunition with other incriminating items.
The suspects according to a statement on Wednesday, by the Command’s spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, were arrested for the offences of conspiracy, armed robbery, attempted murder, unlawful possession of firearm and cult activities.
Ndukwe said that their arrests led to the recovery of one English-made Pump Action Gun, one locally-made cut-to-size gun, seven expended cartridges, one Mini Bus, five commercial tricycles, phones.
Giving the statistics of the arrest, the Police Public Relations Officer, said “Police Operatives serving in Udi Police Division of the Command, with active assistance from personnel of the Neighbourhood Watch Group, on 12/03/2023 at about 1.30pm, arrested eight (8) male suspects while others escaped, during a cult initiation process in a forest at Obinagu in Udi Local Government Area.
“The suspects include: one Igwe Joseph aged 34, Nze Kingsley aged 33, Emmanuel Egbu aged 37, Akachukwu Davidson aged 24, Nnamani Collins aged 40, Onaga Linus aged 28, Eze Chinaza aged 29 and Mkpadi Joseph aged 27. Seven (7) expended cartridges, an ENTRACO-branded Mini Bus, four (4) tricycles and several empty cartons of Squadron drink used for the initiation were recovered.”
The command noted that investigation on the case was still ongoing at the Command’s Anti-cultism Squad, adding that as soon as investigations were concluded they would be charged to court.