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Police arrest 2 suspects for armed robbery, recover arms

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 Police arrest 2 suspects for armed robbery recover arms
Police arrest 2 suspects for armed robbery, recover arms

1 The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two armed robbery suspects operating within Igbo-Etiti and Udi council areas axis of the state.

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2 The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement in Enugu on Saturday that the suspects were arrested also for cult related activities.

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3 Ndukwe said the feat was by the Anti-Cult Unit of the command, adding that the suspects were arrested on Jan. 14 and Jan. 20 after information gathered on their activities by police operatives.

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4 “Following information gathered, operatives of the Anti-Cultism Unit on Jan. 14 stormed Ukehe in Igbo-Etiti council area and arrested the first suspect, alleged to be a member of both the Supreme Vikings Confraternity and a notorious armed robbery gang.

5 “In the course of investigations to track down other members of the gang, police operatives, on Jan. 20, arrested the second suspect who is also a member of the said cult group and notorious gang.

6 “Furthermore, on Jan. 19, police operatives, acting on information from the suspects, stormed Ngwo in Udi council area of the state and recovered one assault rifle whose custodian is now at large.

7 “Other items recovered in the course of arrests and ongoing investigation included: one locally-made chief revolver pistol; one locally-made single barrel short gun; two locally-made single barrel guns and one round of 0.9mm live ammunition,’’ he said.

8 He said that the suspects would be charged to court after ongoing investigation.

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10 Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz

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