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  • Updated: April 26, 2024

Anambra: NSCDC arrests eight illegal guards

Anambra: NSCDC arrests eight illegal guards

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Anambra State Command has arrested eight persons for operating as private guards illegally from whom four pump action guns recovered with 16 live cartridges.

The State commandant, Olatunde Maku, said the suspects were arrested in a recent crackdown on unlicensed private security guards in Awka.

Maku, while parading the suspects at the headquarters in Awka, on Friday, issued a stern warning to operators of illegal private security outfits in the state.

He stated that NSCDC as the regulatory body of the private security guards, remains committed to checkmating their activities, especially in light of the present security challenges.

He added that the arrests were made in response to intelligence reports and the need to sanitise the security industry allowing only licensed and reputable private security companies to operate in the state.

He said, “We are here in continuation of the execution of the NSCDC mandate and we have not left any stone unturned in discharging our responsibilities.

“The charge given to me by Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi,  the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is to go and deliver on the core mandate of Corps in Anambra State.

“These suspects  were apprehended following a raid carried out earlier on Thursday, April 25, 2024, by operatives of NSCDC in Awka, Anambra state.”

“The first three suspects, staff of RSS, were arrested at Kwata Junction in Awka, they are Eze Emmanuel Uche ‘m’ aged 34, Patrick Nwoye Joseph ‘ m’ aged 27 and Okafor Chibuike ‘ ‘m’ aged 21, while Tochukwu Chukwuemeka ‘ m’ aged 27, member of G7 AVG  security outfit was arrested at G7 Plaza, St Joseph Road, Awka.

“The other four suspects, Kingsley Asuauo’ m’ aged 20, Blessed Mfonu,’ m’ aged 22, Ikechukwu Emeka ‘ m’ aged 21 and Amu Emmanuel ‘ m’ aged 23 were arrested providing security services to hotels.

“Meanwhile, four pump action guns with 16 live cartridges were also recovered from them.”

Maku further explained that preliminary investigation revealed that some of the arrested suspects were impersonating the Anambra Vigilante Group, while others were hired by hotels to provide security services, despite knowing that the outfits were not licensed or registered.


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