Enugu - The Enugu State Police Command on Monday said that
it arrested two armed robbery suspects that have tormented residents of Achara
Layout within Enugu metropolis.
The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the suspects had been disturbing the
layout for over two months.
Amaraizu noted that the suspects were nabbed through police
operative response to a distress call.
“The criminals and their cohorts now at large were operating
at a shop on gun point at Awkunanaw Street in Achara Layout on Thursday at
about 4p.m. where suspects have allegedly robbed a sales girl of an undisclosed
amount of money and valuables.
“It was gathered that on arrival, suspects allegedly engaged
police in a gun duel and the ensuing gun battle resulted in the arrest of
Obumneme Nwafor, who already had been touched by bullet.
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“His arrest, however, promptly guided police operatives in
the arrest of Emeka Oparaugo alias cross-over.
“Recovered from the suspects are locally made pistols with
double mouth, two cell-phones,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the suspects were helping the police in its
“A manhunt on the fleeing members of the gang have been
intensified with a view to arresting them,’’ he said.
In a another development, the command have begun an
investigation into an incident of fire outbreak at Ogige Main Market, Nsukka on
Friday with a view to finding out the possible cause of the incident.
The command’s spokesman noted that the fire outbreak, which
happened at about 2.30 a.m., destroyed one story building that contains
different flats with stores.
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