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Enugu: Police arrest six suspected armed robbers

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The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested six notorious armed robbers terrorizing residents of the state.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, made this known in a statement on Friday, stressing that the members of the armed gang were arrested between March 24 and 25th within the state.

Then ASP also said the command recovered one AK-47 rifle with number 12097; three live ammunition, one tricycle, one cutlass, one Infinix Hot phone, and one Samsung Galaxy S7 phone from the suspects.

He gave the names of the suspects as Eneh Ekene, 35; Ani Chinedu, 32, also known as “Doctor’’; Chidiebere Ogwudire, 21 and Jideofor Onyedika, 32, also known as “Tupac’’, Okeugwu Chidera, 22 and Sunday Okereke, 24, also known as “Obere’’.

He said, “The arrest was made following intelligence gathered by the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, which led to the arrest of Eneh Ekene at Ugbo-Odogwu, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu on March 24 at about 11 p.m.

“One Bajaj Tricycle (Keke), with registration number ENU 372 WB, which he bought from the gang at a rate of N150, 000 was recovered.

“The suspect led the police operatives to where they arrested Ani Chinedu and Chidiebere Ogwudire, who allegedly sold the tricycle to him.

“On March 25, the suspects further led police operatives to the same Ugbo-Odogwu area, where Jideofor Onyedika was arrested,’’ he said.

Ndukwe said prior investigations revealed that the suspects had been involved in several armed robbery operations within the state.

According to him, Further investigation is ongoing to identify, arrest, and prosecute other members of the gang that are now on the run, NAN reports.

Affairsofnaija Reports (AON)

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