The Enugu State Police Command has bursted an armed robbery gang operating within the state capital under the guise of unknown gunmen.
The Police Spokesman in Enugu, Daniel Ndukwe, who made this known through a statement issued on Sunday said that one member of the gang was arrested while five firearms and 374 ammunition were recovered.
He also said that one snatched tricycle and other incriminating items were recoverd from the hoodlums' hideout at Diamond Estate close to Enugu-Onitsha expressway.
"Police Operatives serving in Octopus Squad 'B' of Enugu State Command, on 27/01/2023 at about 9pm, conducted an intelligence-guided sting operation, intercepted and busted at Diamond Estate axis of Onitsha Road Enugu, an armed robbery gang, known to perpetrate heinous crimes within Enugu metropolis and environ under the nebulous name of 'Unknown Gunmen'.
"One of its members, who gave his name as Chinenye Nwadike (male) aged 32, a native of Mbaitoli in Imo State, but resident at Ndiagha, Amechi-Uwani Enugu, was arrested while others escaped with bullet wounds.
"The team recovered a yellow-coloured tricycle the suspects were operating in which was earlier reported snatched by the gang at gunpoint in the evening hours of the same date, at Eke-Otu Amechi-Awkunanaw Enugu.
"Other exhibits recovered include: two (2) assault rifles, one (1) English-made and one (1) locally-fabricated Pump Action guns each, one (1) double-barreled gun, three hundred and forty-nine (349) live ammunition of 7.62mm calibre, twenty-five (25) live cartridges, one (1) Monday (sledge) hammer, one (1) Battle axe head, four (4) Machetes, two (2) bottles of Six Followers Perfume and objects suspected to be charms", he said.
He disclosed that the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Ammani, while commending the Operatives for acting on the crime prevention measures of the Command towards the actualization of the operational breakthrough, has charged them to remain steadfast, resolute and ensure that the fleeing members of the gang are fished out.
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