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Anambra Police Arrest Illegal Sit-at-home Enforcer, Recover 1 Gun, 4 Cartridges, Other Items

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Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command, on Wednesday, 29 May, arrested a suspected illegal sit-at-home enforcer in Oba, Idemili south Local Government Area of the state.

According a statement by the Command’s spokesperson, SP Toochukwu Ikenga, the operatives following a credible intelligence, laid ambush on a gang of four armed miscreants along Oba flyover.

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Ikenga said they were patrolling with motorbikes when the officers intercepted and caught one of them while three others escaped with bullet injuries.

The statement said: “Following the intel gathered, the operatives today 29/5/2024 by 2 pm laid ambush on the miscreants along Oba flyover, Idemili south, intercepted a gang of four armed men operating on motorbikes and demobilized one of the miscreants while the other three escaped the scene with bullet injuries.

“The Operatives recovered a locally made Barreta pistol, four expanded cartridges, two phones, and some signals/initials showing unpatriotism and disloyalty to the Nigerian government.”

Ikenga added that preliminary investigation showed that the armed men were mobilising to enforce illegal sit-at-home on Thursday, 30th May which is Biafra remembrance day.

The police spokesperson said the commissioner, Nnaghe Obono Itam, charged all operatives in the command to sustain the tempo of their fight against criminals who want to overrun the state.

“Preliminary information shows the armed men were regrouping to enforce illegal sit-at-home tomorrow 30th May 2024. Meanwhile, the operatives are on the trail of the three armed men who escaped the scene.

Operatives of the Anambra State Police Command, on Wednesday, 29 May, arrested a suspected illegal sit-at-home enforcer in Oba, Idemili south Local Government Area of the state.
Items found on the criminal suspect

“To this end the CP charges the Operatives to sustain the tempo of the Onslaught against the criminal elements and continue to deny them the space they enjoy to commit havoc in the State,” Ikenga added.

 

 

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