Suspect arrested with ammunition in Enugu

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A suspect identified as 21-year-old Sunday Chukwu has been arrested by men of the Enugu State Police Command for alleged possession of a locally made pistol.

The arrest was made as part of the command’s efforts to rid Enugu metropolis and environs of criminal elements during the Christmas and New Year festivities.

The Command spokesman, Daniel Ndukwe, explained that Chukwu was arrested with the assistance of Neighborhood Watch.

According to him, “In pursuance of the Enugu State Police Command’s 2022 Yuletide Security and Safety Plan, Police Operatives serving in Awkunanaw Division, with assistance from Neighbourhood Watch Group, while on surveillance operation on 24/12/2022 at about 9:30pm, arrested one Sunday Chukwu (male) aged 21 and found in his unlawful possession, one (1) locally-fabricated pistol with one (1) live cartridge, which he and cohorts at large are suspected to be perfecting plans to use and perpetrate their criminal intentions this festive season.”

Ndukwe added that “The case is undergoing further discreet investigation, while operational, investigation and intelligence gathering activities geared towards actualizing maximum security and safety in the State, have been intensified”.

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