…Recovers 119 arms and ammunition
By Ovat Abeng
The Anambra State Police Command has arrested 128 suspects over their alleged involvement in various crimes across the state. Parading some of the suspects at the command’s Headquarters Amawbia, on Monday shortly after updating the media on his three months achievement in office, the State Commissioner of Police, CP Adeoye Aderemi, said, “Out of the 128 suspects, 30 were arrested for insurgency, 38 were arrested for cultism, armed robbery 39 and 22 for kidnapping and a total of 119 arms and ammunition were recovered from the suspects within the period under review.
The 6 suspects and their receivers who were earlier arrested for vandalizing the second Niger Bridge armored cable and one other who specializes in stealing News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) properties in Awka were among those paraded. The Commissioner listed the items recovered from the suspects to include a pump action guns, locally made cut-to-size guns, pistol and cartridges, fake police uniforms, Biafra flags, assorted charms, one roll armored cable and 16 iron grill stolen from the 2nd Niger Bridge Onitsha, others are 14 tricycles, 9 cars and 7 motorcycle.
He noted that 6 kidnapped victims we also rescued by the operatives and they have been reunited with their families.
He said all the suspects will be charged to Court as so as investigation is concluded. The State Deputy Commissioner of Police in-charge of Operation, DCP Ibrahim Ezekiel and the State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, we also present during the media update.