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Three Apprehended By Police For Armed Robbery In Enugu

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The Police Command in Enugu State has confirmed the arrest of three suspects for alleged armed robbery in the Enugu metropolis and Oji-River axis of the state.

The police also recovered firearms and other items from the suspects.

This was contained in a statement by the command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, shared on X.com on Friday.

Ndukwe said detectives serving in the Awkunanaw Police Division on May 7 arrested a 31-year-old suspect, David Ogah Bassey (alias “Onye Army”), while his accomplice escaped.

He said the operatives recovered one locally fabricated Beretta-like pistol from the suspect.

The statement which was obtained by The Eastern Updates read, “The suspect’s arrest followed the receipt of a report from a tricyclist, who alleged that a gang of three armed robbers, on May 6, 2024, around 10pm, robbed him of his cash, phone, and other belongings while conveying them to Garriki, Awkunanaw, Enugu.

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“Upon leading the detectives to the scene of the incident, the suspect sighted them and attempted escaping before he was caught, and the firearm was recovered from him.

“The victim was able to identify the suspect as one of the same armed gang members that robbed him the previous night.”

In a similar operation, operatives from the Oji-River Police Division, working with the Neighbourhood Watch Group, arrested two suspects, Akabue Favour, aged 18, and Obayi Chiemezie, aged 19, both residents of Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, for alleged robbery.

The PPRO said the suspects, who were allegedly armed with toy pistols, robbed their victim of cash, phone, and other belongings.

The statement added that “The suspects are alleged to have used the toy guns to snatch the recovered car from a male suspect, robbing him of his cash, handset, and other belongings, at Amaetiti-Akwu in the Achi community of Oji-River Local Government Area, on the same date around 5.05am

“But they could not escape, as the operatives gave them a hot chase and apprehended them after the car skidded off the road into the bush.”

Ndukwe said the suspects will be charged to court upon completion of investigations.

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