Operatives of Enugu state police command have arrested nine suspects in offences lining with conspiracy, Armed Robbery, unlawful possession of firearm, cultism and receiving of stolen property.
The Enugu State Police Public Relation officer Asp Ndukwe in a statement said a brief profile of some of the suspects identified as victor Obute (21) and Ebuka Onome Aka OPEC (21) shows both were arrested on 7th 08 2020 by operatives attached to udenu Area command while on duty at inyi, along Enugu Makurdi expressway with one locally made pistol, two live cartridges from them.
Ndukwe said they were subsequently transferred to the command’s Anti Cultism unit for further investigation, where it yielded to effecting the arrest of one chekwube Alumona, Udoh Nnaemeka and Sunday Eze within Ezike community in the state.
The PPRO said during the preliminary investigation, the suspects confessed to being members of Vikings confraternity and member of notorious robbery gang operating within Igbo-etiti, Nsukka axis of the state.
Findings also show that Udoh Nnaemeka made his residence the gang’s hideout and venue for planning their operation, while chijioke Anigbogu, okpe were recipients of the robbed motorcycle and other criminal proceeds of the gangs.
The suspects include victor obute (21), Ebuka Onome (21), chekwube Alumona (22), Chibuike Onoja (24), Odoh Nnaemeka (24), Sunday Eze (18), chijioke Anigbogu (21), Okpe Onyebuchi (22) and Christian Eze (40)
Item recovered include one locally made pistol with two live cartridges, one Denstar motorcycles without registration, one top star motorcycle without registration number, five ladies motorcycles all without registration.
The commissioner of police, CP Ahmad Abdurrahman, while commending the operatives for the breakthrough, charged entire operatives of the command to redouble their efforts at preventing and detecting act of crimes and criminality in the state.