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Police Nab, Parade Over 30 Criminal Suspects In Enugu



Enugu State Police Command on monday paraded over 30 criminal suspects arrested in various parts of the state who have been terrorizing innocent citizens of the area and environs.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ekechukwu Nwodibo, who paraded the suspects before newsmen at the state police headquarters in Enugu, said the suspects were nabbed for allegedly committing different crimes such as Kidnapping, Murder, Possession of Fake Currency, impersonation, among others.

A total of 35 pieces of fake one thousand naira {N1000) denomination notes which was recovered from a syndicate gang was also displayed during the parade.

The Enugu police boss, said three suspects, identified as Emenike Onoyima, Jude Mmah and Mba Chinedu from Umuezejor Obollo-Afor in Udenu Council area of the state were arrested on 3rd February 2016 at no 1 Timber Road

Isiakp Nsukka for allegedly kidnapping one Mrs Makata Elochukwu and her driver, Bernard Ameh.

The suspects, the commissioner alleged, kept their victim hostage until 7th February, 2016, adding that operatives of the command stormed the kidnappers’ hideout at Umuezejor Obollo-Afor and rescued Mrs Elochukwu, regretting that the driver was found dead.

He further  hinted that one locally made cut to size gun with 3 live cartridges and a Nokia phone suspected to be property of their victim were recovered from the suspects.

According to him,another three of the suspects were arrested at Emene area of Enugu, for allegedly murdering the son of a police officer and manager of a hotel, adding that one of the suspects who attempted to jump down from the van that was conveying them to the police office died after hitting his body on an object.

Ekechukwu, gave the names of the suspects nabbed for the fake currency crime to include, Mr. Sunday Oka, Abea Johnson and Henry Nwankwo from Ezeagu in Isielu Local Government of Ebonyi State.

He added that Sunday Oka allegedly presented himself to the Divisional Police Officer DPO of New Heaven Police Station as a naval officer with a view to facilitating the release of his accomplice, Abea and Henry Nwankwo.

“He was wearing a Navy Cap and T-shirt as at the time of the incident. On further questioning by the DPO, it was discovered that the said Sunday Oka does not belong to either the Nigerian Navy or any of the Nigerian Armed Forces or the Police and Paramilitary”

The Commissioner however, warned hoodlums operating in the state to quit their unholy business, or be ready to face the music, if apprehended.


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