By Idebaneria Cynthia
The Police Command in Enugu State says it has arrested four suspected armed robbers who have been terrorising residents of Oji River axis in the state.
Mr Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command in the state said this in a statement he issued on Friday in Enugu.
Amaraizu said that the suspects were arrested on Sept. 28, adding that items recovered from them included a locally made short gun, English made pump action long gun and ammunition.
“Other items recovered from the bandits include a DVD player and two generating sets, three televisions and home theatre with sound system with a television stand,’’ he said.
The PPRO also said that the suspects were arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Oji River Zone, acting on a tip-off.
“Through intelligence information, operatives of SARS, Oji River Zone, promptly nabbed four suspected armed robbery gang which has been a thorn in the flesh of members of the public in Ndeaboh Aninri and Oji River axis of the state.
“They are notorious armed robbers/cult and burglary kingpins that have caused nightmare to residents of Oji River axis of the state and its general area,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the suspects were helping police operatives in their investigations in relation to their nefarious activities.
“The command has maintained that its operatives, in partnership with sister security agencies and relevant stakeholders in the state will not rest on their oars.
“Suspected hoodlums are being fished out from their hideouts with huge recoveries as exhibits.’’