Enugu Police Arrest Two Suspects, Recover Firearms And Ammunition

… as CP Kanayo reiterates his commitment to ensuring watertight security

Police Operatives of Unity Police Division and Crack Squad Tactical Team of the Enugu State Command have arrested two male suspects and recovered two firearms with eight live ammunition of .9 mm calibre.

A statement on Wednesday, 27th December 2023 signed by the Enugu State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, said that acting on credible information, the Operatives serving in Unity Police Division, on Tuesday, 17th December 2023 at about 5.45 p.m., arrested one Emeka Fidelis aged 28, at Ogbeke Nike and recovered one cut-to-size locally made double-barreled pistol in his unlawful possession.

In the same vein, the Operatives serving in the Crack Squad, on Monday, 16th December 2023 at about 3.30 a.m., arrested one Sochima Okpara, aged 37, while on routine patrol duty at Trans-Ekulu, Enugu, and recovered one Beretta pistol loaded with eight (8) rounds live ammunition of .9 mm calibre from him. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect is a member and kingpin of the Apache Tiger (also known as “Two-two”) confraternity and has been involved in several criminal activities within the Enugu metropolis.

DSP Ndukwe said further discreet investigations into the cases are ongoing, while the suspects shall be arraigned in court and prosecuted accordingly once the investigations are concluded.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu has reiterated the Command’s commitment to maintain watertight security this yuletide and beyond. Hence, he enjoins citizens of the State to remain law-abiding, and vigilant, and promptly report suspected criminals and their activities to the nearest Police Station, or by calling the Command’s hotlines 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202, or 08098880172; or by sending emails to infoenugupolice@gmail.com.