The Enugu State Police Command has arrested six notorious armed robbery suspects operating within the state for some months now.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said in a statement on Friday; that the police personnel arrested members of the armed gang from March 24 within the state.
Ndukwe said that 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.
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’’.
Others are; Okeugwu Chidera, 22; and Sunday Okereke, 24, also known as “Obere’’.
“The arrest followed an intelligence information that the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad gathered; which led to the arrest of Eneh Ekene at Ugbo-Odogwu, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu on March 24 at about 11 p.m.
“We recovered one Bajaj Tricyle (Keke), with registration number ENU 372 WB; which he bought from the gang at rate of N150,000.
“The suspect led the police operatives to where they arrested Ani Chinedu; as well as 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.
The police spokesman said that preliminary investigation showed that the suspects; had been involved in several armed robbery operations within the state.
“Further investigation is ongoing to identify, arrest; and also prosecute other members of the gang now at large,’’ he added.