- Two suspected armed robbers and cult members in Oji River axis have been arrested by the police in Enugu state
- Police operatives also recovered a locally made gun with two live cartridges from the suspects
- One of the suspects who gave his name as Samuel Onyia is a resident of Ugwunzu in Oji River
The police command in Enugu state has arrested two suspected armed robbers and also cult members in Oji River axis of the state
The command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement in Enugu on Friday, August 3, that the two suspects were arrested on July 30.
Amaraizu said that police operatives recovered a locally made gun with two live cartridges from the suspects.
He said that the feat was achieved by police operatives of the Oji River Division of the command through intelligence information.
“One of the suspects who gave his name as Samuel Onyia, a resident of Ugwunzu in Oji River, disclosed that he is a member of JVC confraternity.
“Following his arrest and the revelation, one Chigozie Agunwichie, also a member of JVC confraternity, was nabbed.
“Onyia was caught with the gun and live cartridges while a manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang had been intensified,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the duo had been helping police operatives in their investigation.
He said that the command had maintained its aggressive sensitisation tagged: “Police Campaign Against Cultism And Other Vices (POCACOV)’’ is being sustained to ensure that the entire state is safe and secure against cult activities.
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