The Enugu State Police Command has arrested seven notorious criminal suspects who have been operating for years within the Holy Ghost axis of the Enugu metropolis.
In a raid, police recovered nine female handbags, two wallets, two-wheel spanners, one iron saw, one serviceable Dell laptop, one Zenith Bank ATM card bearing “Joy Akiji”, one NIN registration slip and other incriminating exhibits, all snatched from victims.
The news of the arrest was contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Wednesday in Enugu.
Ndukwe said the arrest followed a raid conducted in the Holy Ghost axis of the Enugu metropolis through the directive of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu.
He said the raid and arrest were carried out on the evening of Friday, Oct. 27, 2023.
“Police operatives raided Holy Ghost railway axis, Christ Chemist, Old Park and environs, arresting seven male suspects notorious for attacking and dispossessing innocent and unsuspecting citizens of their belongings.
“The suspects included: Okonkwo Sunday, 35, (a.k.a. Oga Sunny); Nwankwoala Tochukwu, 25, (a.k.a. TC Boy); Ogbu Mmaduabuchi, 18; Miracle Chukwu, 20; Nwali Chinedu, 23; Ananchonam Chinecherem, 18, (a.k.a. Razor) and Junior Nwamini, 20, (a.k.a. Small), all of no known addresses.
“The suspects all confessed to the crime and have been arraigned in court and remanded in the Correctional Custodial Centre,” he said.