Two 2 male suspects have been arrested by police operatives serving in the Unity Police Division and Crack Squad Tactical Team of the Enugu State Police Command.

The police subsequently recovered two (2) firearms with eight (8) live ammunition of .9 mm calibre from the 2 male suspects.

This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Enugu State Police Command, DSP Daniel Ndukwe on Wednesday.

According to DSP Ndukwe, acting on credible information, the operatives serving in Unity Police Division, on 17/12/2023 at about 5.45 p.m., arrested one Emeka Fidelis aged 28, at Ogbeke Nike and recovered one cut-to-size locally made double-barreled pistol in his unlawful possession.

“In the same vein, the operatives serving in the Crack Squad, on 16/12/23 at about 3.30 a.m., arrested one Sochima Okpara, aged 37, while on routine patrol duty at Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, and recovered one Beretta pistol loaded with eight (8) rounds live ammunition of .9 mm calibre from him,” DSP Ndukwe said.

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“Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect is a member
and kingpin of Apache Tiger (also known as “Two-two”) confraternity, and has been involved in several criminal activities within the Enugu metropolis.

“Further discreet investigations into the cases are ongoing, while the suspects shall be arraigned in court and prosecuted accordingly once the investigations are concluded.

“Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, psc (+), has reiterated the Command’s commitment to maintain watertight security this yuletide and beyond.

“Hence, he enjoins citizens of the State to remain law-abiding, vigilant and promptly report suspected criminals and their activities to the nearest Police Station, or by calling the Command’s hotlines 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202, or 08098880172; or by sending emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com.”

 

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