…Police Nabs 8 For Illegal Arms Possession
Anambra State Police Operatives have arrested five suspects in connection with cult-related incident that occured in the late hours of 18th April, 2021 in the state.
The incident , which led the gruesome murder of two yet-to be identified young men at Miralce Junction by Unizik back gate, Ifite Awka.
In statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday by the Police Public Relations Officer DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, stated that on receipt of the information, police operatives were quickly mobilized to the scene.
The statement read in bits; “Hoodlums on sighting the police took to their heels during the hot chase by police operative five suspects were arrested and investigations was ongoing to apprehend other fleeing gang members.
“At about 7pm on 16th of April, 2021 police operatives attached to Anti-cultism unit of the Command, arrested three suspects namely: Chinedu Aniegbunam ( aged 23years,). Okoye Tochukwu (aged 17years). and Okechuwu Chijioke (aged 23years): all males.
“Some of the exhibits recovered from them include, one English-made pistol, one locally- made pistol, five live cartridges and two motorcycles.
The statement continued; ” The suspect were arrested by police operatives on patrol, who flagged down the suspects when they drove in a suspicious manner along Nise route Awka-south council area of the state.
“All voluntarily confessed to be members of Pyton Confraternity. All suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of the investigations”.
Similarly , the Commissioner of Police CP Monday Bala Kuryas fsi, has reassured the public that the command under his watch will continue to purse criminals from all nooks and crannies in the state, and will involve the communities in ensuring safety of lives and property in the State.