ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Enugu State Police Operatives have arrested four male suspects and recover firearms, ammunition, and cards used for ATM card switcheroo.
The Enugu State Command’s Commissioner of Police, CP Kanayo Uzuegbu, following the arrest, reiterated the firm commitment of the Police to maintaining maximum security, law, and order in the State, especially in this yuletide.
In a press release issued by DSP Daniel Ndukwe, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Enugu State Command, on Monday in Enugu, the Command’s Police Operatives serving at the Independence Layout Police Division confirmed that they arrested one male suspect, Chukwudi Nweze aged 29, while his cohorts escaped. One locally fabricated pistol was recovered from him.
Similarly, the Police Operatives from the Command’s New Haven Police Division intercepted and arrested one Chibuike Omeje, 26, along Chime Avenue in New Haven, Enugu. His cohorts also escaped, while one locally fabricated double-barrelled pistol was recovered from him.
In a related development, Police Operatives while on routine stop and search duty along the Enugu/Onitsha expressway, intercepted and arrested one Alozie Clinton Chidubem aged 22, and found in his unlawful possession two live cartridges.
Also, in another development, Police Operatives of the Command serving in Uwani Police Division, working with security operatives of a commercial along Agbani Road, Enugu, arrested one Aneke Felix Ogbonna, aged 26.
The suspect and his accomplices, who escaped, had unsuspectingly swapped the ATM card of the bank’s customer before his arrest. Several banks’ ATM cards bearing different names were recovered from him, while he confessed to having severally committed the fraudulent act of ATM card swapping with his criminal gang members at large.
The statement informed that all the suspects shall be arraigned in court and prosecuted accordingly once ongoing investigations into the cases are concluded.
The Commissioner enjoins the citizenry to remain law-abiding, vigilant, and continue to support the Police with credible information required to further rid the State of obdurate criminal elements.
“Such information can be provided at the nearest Police Station or by calling the Command’s emergency hotlines: 08032003702, 08075380883, 08086671202, or 08098880172, or by sending emails to firstname.lastname@example.org,” he said.