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The Police Command in Imo State has revealed how it had arrested 32-year-old armed robbery suspect, Chukwudi Oguzie.
They explained that the suspect is a member of a gang that has been on the wanted list of the police in the state.
A statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Henry Okoye, in Owerri, the state capital, disclosed that the suspect was arrested while operatives of the command were on a stop-and-search duty.
The statement further informed that three locally made pistols, 15 rounds of live cartridges, and varieties of illicit hard drugs were recovered from him.
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The statement read, ‘Operatives of the command’s tactical team on April 2023, at about 12:30hrs, while on surveillance patrol along Owerri-Port Harcourt Road, apprehended one Oguzie Chukwudi ‘m’ 32yrs, of Amasa Ngugo, Ikeduru LGA, Imo state, unlawfully in possession of three locally made Revolver Pistols, 15 rounds of live cartridges, varieties of prohibited hard drugs and other robbed items.
‘The arrest of the hoodlum was sequel to the dexterity and curiosity shown by the clever operatives while conducting an intelligence-led stop-and-search on a commercial bus they intercepted.
‘Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is the gang leader of a notorious armed robbery syndicate on the command’s wanted list, famous for their nefarious activities in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Barde, while commending the operatives for their proactiveness, charged them to dominate the entire security space and continue to mop-up illicit fire arms from the hands of criminally minded elements in the state.