- A suspected notorious armed robber has been arrested by Enugu state police
- The criminal has been terrorising members of Ibagwa Nike community of Enugu east local government area
- He was arrested by operatives attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command on April 9
The police command in Enugu state has arrested a suspected notorious armed robber and cultist who had been terrorising members of Ibagwa Nike community of Enugu east local government area.
The suspect, Sopuruchukwu Anike, 24, also claimed to be from Ibagwa Nike community.
The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, made the disclosure in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.
Amaraizu said that a single barrel gun which the suspect and his cohorts used in unleashing mayhem on their victims was recovered during the operation
He said the suspect was arrested by operatives attached to the Anti-Cultism Unit of the command on April 9.
Amaraizu said that the suspect and his cohorts usually robbed their victims at gunpoint and dispossessed them of their telephones, money and other valuables.
He said that the suspect also confessed to being a member of the Aye confraternity.
The police spokesman said that the suspect said he bought the gun from one of his cohorts, Ikenna, who is currently in prison custody.
He said that the suspect joined the cult in 2016 and thereafter, dropped out from school in Senior Secondary one.
Amaraizu said that a full scale investigation had commenced into the incident.
NAIJ.com had reported that the police have arrested a herder with one AK-47 Riffle and 7.62 ammunition in Isigwe Ugbawka community in Nkanu east local government area of Enugu state.
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The command’s spokesman, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, said in Enugu on Saturday, April 7, that the suspect was arrested on April 4 at a farmland in the community.
Amaraizu noted that the arrest was made possible because of prompt response to a distress call and intelligence information received from the residents of the community.
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