Police arrest four, recover arms

The police in Enugu State in Nigeria’s Southeast region have arrested four suspected criminals from whom they recovered firearms and a police uniform among other things.

Daniel Ndukwe, the spokesperson for the command, said this in his statement .

According to him, the police, acting on intelligence, arrested one Ifeanyi Ngene, 36, at Akwuke in the Awkunanaw axis of Enugu, on Dec. 6 at about 9.30 a.m.

Recovered from the suspect are one AK-47 rifle that was loaded with 51 live ammunition of 7.62 calibre, one Pump Action gun with 25 live cartridges and two AK-47 rifle magazines.

Equally, police uniforms and two walkie-talkies are among items found with the Ngene.

Another suspect is Kenechi Ngwuenwo , 25, who Ndukwe said the police arrested during a stop-and-search on the same day in Enugu.

“One cut-to-size locally-fabricated gun with six live cartridges was found in his unlawful possession.

Ndukwe said that the police also arrested one Amaechi Precious, along Ozalla-4-Corners-Udi Road on Dec. 1 at 11.25 a.m. The lady is said to be a passenger in a commercial bus when they police stopped the vehicle for a search.

“Upon search conducted, three locally-fabricated Beretta pistols, one butt of a locally-made gun and other incriminating items were found in his unlawful possession.

“Consequent on further investigative actions, SWAT operatives of the Command, on Dec. 2, arrested Oforzoba Amandi, 26, at Anam in Anambra West LGA of Anambra, identified as the recipient of the firearms and a member of the criminal syndicate,”





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