The Police Command in Enugu State, on Wednesday, paraded 31 suspects involved in various crimes in the state in the month of February.
Parading the suspects in Enugu, Commissioner of Police, Mr Ahmad Abdurrahman, said that within the period under review the command recovered six different assorted arms and six live cartridges.
Abdurrahman disclosed that the command recovered two tricycles, one vehicle, four motorcycles and N47, 000.
He said that the feat was achieved by a robust operation and intelligence gathering in the ongoing Operation “Puff Adder” as well as partnership and synergy with sister security agencies in the state.
“The command appreciates the collaboration of the good people of Enugu State in fighting crime and criminality within the state in the month under review,’’ he said.
Abdurrahman noted that bulk of the arrest was done by Independent Layout Police Division, Anti-Cultism Squad; CP Monitoring Group and Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
He explained that on Feb 10, SARS operatives arrested two suspects (names withheld) for alleged conspiracy and robbery during a stop-and-search along Ziks Avenue, Enugu.
“We recovered one cut-to-size English single barrel gun loaded with one live cartridge and a tricycle with registration number ENU 801 VM,” he said.
“On Feb 14, the SARS operatives also arrested three suspects (names withheld) involved in the alleged conspiracy and stealing through a stop-and-search along Nsukka-Obollo-Afor Road in the state.
“The SARS operatives recovered one Honda motorcycle from the suspects,’’ he said.
Abdurrahman revealed further that on Feb. 22, the Anti-Cult Squad arrested five suspects (names withheld) for alleged conspiracy, robbery and cultism as well as breach of public peace within Emena axis of Enugu.
He noted that the Anti-Cult Squad also stop the reprisal attack between two cult groups after alleged stealing of Infinix Mobile Phone and N5, 000 from a member of one of the two rival cult group that were poised for a cult war in the quiet vicinity of Emene.
The commissioner added that operatives of Independent Layout Police Division on Feb. 12, arrested two suspects (name withheld) for alleged robbery and car snatching at WAEC Bus-stop within Independent Layout Area of Enugu.
“Operatives were able to trace the suspects and ensured their arrest; while recovering a Toyota Camry 2.2 Car with registration number FKJ 684 BR, they snatched on arm point,’’ he noted.
The commissioner reiterated the commitment of the command to rout out criminals, protect lives and properties in the state.
“We continue to count on the support of the law-abiding residents of the state as well as the support of sister security agencies to ensure that Enugu State remains one of the safest states in the country,’’ he added.