June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

Police Arrest 195 Suspects, Rescue 19 Abductees In Enugu In One Month

The Police Command in Enugu State says it arrested 195 suspects and rescued 19 abducted persons in the state within a month.

The police also recovered 10 AK-47 rifles, one sub-machine gun, 37 locally fabricated and other firearms, as well as 67 live ammunition of different calibres.

Other items recovered were 78 live cartridges, 25 vehicles, 15 tricycles and 25 motorcycles among others.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, made this known during a press briefing on Friday in Enugu.

He said that the operations were conducted from the beginning of April to May 3.

Uzuegbu said that out of the 195 suspects, 29 were arrested for kidnapping, 28 for armed robbery, 25 for theft, and seven suspects for murder and culpable homicide.

He added that 20 suspects were also arrested for unlawful possession of firearms, four for rape and defilement, 37 arrested for cultism and related offences and 45 for vandalism and other offences.

According to him, the majority of the suspects have been arraigned in court and remanded in custodial centres, while others were being investigated.

“Interestingly, two male suspects involved in conspiracy and abduction were arraigned, convicted and sentenced to three years imprisonment already,” he added.

The commissioner said Enugu State has been relatively peaceful, secure and safe for all law-abiding residents to carry out their legitimate businesses.

“I, however, urge our citizens, particularly media practitioners and netizens, to always tow the path of discretion, objectivity and accuracy when reporting sensitive security issues.

“This has become necessary to avoid creating an atmosphere of chaos, fear and unnecessary tensions in the minds of unsuspecting citizens.

“Additionally, such acts could also lead to the violation of the law, particularly the cybercrime Act which attracts legal consequences,” he stated.

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