NPF ARREST TWO SUSPECTS FOR ILLEGAL POSSESION OF FIREARMS
Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested two suspects for illegal possession of firearms.
Spokesperson of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, in a statement on Wednesday, June 1, said two locally-made pistols with three live cartridges were recovered from one Obinna Owoh, along Abakaliki Road.
“On 29/05/2022 at about 11pm, a combined team of Police Operatives drawn from Operation Restore Peace (ORP) and Enugu Metro Area Command, while on routine stop/search duty along Abakaliki Road, Enugu; intercepted in a commercial bus and arrested one Obinna Owoh aged 22, of Ntezi in Ishielu LGA of Ebonyi State, while two of his cohorts escaped. Search conducted on him led to the recovery of two (2) locally made pistols with three (3) live cartridges,” the PPRO stated.
In a separate operation, police operatives serving in the Nsukka sector of the Command arrested another suspect for alleged illegal possession of a Beretta pistol with one live round.
“Similarly, on 28/05/2022 at about 5.30pm, Police Operatives serving in the Nsukka Sector of the Command’s Crack Squad arrested one Benedict Nwodo aged 29, of Ugwuechara in Nsukka, following their prompt response to a distress call alleging that he was sighted with a gun along CSO Site in Nsukka. One (1) English-made Berretta pistol with one (1) live round of .9mm calibre of ammunition was recovered from him.” the statement read.
All the suspects shall be arraigned in court once investigations are concluded, he added.