The Enugu State Command have arrested a total of nine male suspects involved in the offences of conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearm, cultism and receiving of stolen property; and recovered one locally-made pistol with two live cartridges, seven motorcycles of different makes and several parts of motorcycles.
The suspects include: Victor Obute (a.k.a. “Choiyi”) aged 21 of the State’s Igbo-Etiti L.G.A; Ebuka Omene (a.k.a. “OPEC”) aged 21 of Edemani Nsukka; Chekwube Alumona (a.k.a “Electric”) aged 22 of No. 1B Aludele Street, Nsukka; Chibuike Onoja (a.k.a. “Ginger”) aged 24 of Enugu-Ezike; and Odoh Nnaemeka (a.k.a “Pastor”) aged 24 of Enugu-Ezike.
Others are:Sunday Eze (a.k.a. “Badoo”) aged 18 of Enugu-Ezike; Chijioke Anigbogu aged 21 of Nsukka Town; Okpe Onyebuchi aged 22 and Christian Eze aged 40 both of Amalla Village in Udenu L.G.A of the State.
Spokesman of the Command Daniel Ndukwe, giving a breakdown said, “Victor Obute and Ebuka Omene were arrested on 07/08/2020 by Operatives of the Command attached to Udenu Area Command while on Stop/Search duty at Inyi, along Enugu/Makurdi Expressway and recovered one (1) locally-made pistol with two (2) live cartridges from them.
They were subsequently transferred to the Command’s Anti-Cultism Unit for further investigation, which resulted in the arrest of Chekwube Alumona, Chibuike Onoja, Odoh Nnaemeka and Sunday Eze in Enugu-Ezike community of the State on 16th August, 2020 at about 0330hrs.”
According to him, preliminary investigation showed that the suspects confessed to being members of Vikings Confraternity and a notorious armed robbery gang operating within Igbo-Etiti/Nsukka axis of the State.
Ndukwe, further revealed that Odoh Nnaemeka made his residence the gang’s criminal hideout and venue for planning their criminal operations, while Chijioke Anigbogu, Okpe Onyebuchi and Christian Eze were recipients of the robbed motorcycles and other criminal proceeds of the gang.
Breakdown of items recovered from them include: one (1) locally-made pistol with two (2) live cartridges; one (1) Denstar motorcycle without registration number; one (1) Topstar motorcycle without registration number; five (5) Ladies’ motorcycles all without registration number; and several parts of Ladies’ motorcycles.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Ahmad AbdurRahman, while commending the Operatives for the breakthrough, charged Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Tactical/Operational Departments and the entire Operatives of the Command to redouble their efforts at preventing and/or detecting acts of crimes and criminality in the State.
He further entreated residents of the State to remain law-abiding, vigilant and continue to support the Command by promptly reporting suspected criminals and acts of criminality to the nearest Police Station or by calling the following hotlines: 08032003702, 0808667