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5 suspected armed robbers arrested in Onitsha

by Uchenna Ezeadigwe Awka
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Anambra police operatives in Onitsha have arrested five persons in connection with armed robbery and also recovered one locally made pistol, one locally made double barrel and assorted rounds of ammunition.

This came as the Commissioner of Police Anambra State Police Command, Monday Bala Kuryas charged operatives of the command to sustain and increase the tempo on the onslaught against crime in the State.

Confirming the report, Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu through a press release made available to journalist said; “On 22nd, April 2021, at about 4:30pm, the combined patrol of Police Operatives from Awada Divisional Headquarters with the Vigilante Operatives arrested Ifeanyi Eze aged 22years, Okeke Arinze 22years and Ezeugo Friday 25years, all males, recovered a locally made double barrel gun, two live cartridges, six live English pistol ammunition and two live berretta pistol ammunition”.

The suspects were arrested when they drove in a suspected manner in a motorcycle without a plate number along Ugwuagba. Further revelations led to the arrest of their gang leader along Okopoko and efforts are being intensified to arrest other fleeing members.

They have confessed to be members of a deadly criminal gang. “Similarly, Police Operatives attached to Awada divisional headquarters on 24th April, 2021 at about 4:30pm arrested one Uchenna Igwe ‘m’ aged 20years, recovered one locally made revolver pistol, two live AK 47 ammunition and four expended AK 47 ammunition”.

The Commissioner while reiterating the unwavering commitment of the Command towards weeding out unrepentant criminal elements, enjoined law-abiding citizens of the State to remain vigilant and continue to support the Command in the fight against acts of crime and criminality.

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