The Ebonyi State Police Command has arrested 35 suspected criminals for offences ranging from robbery to abduction.
The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Garba, stated this while parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
Garba said the suspects, most of whom confessed to the crime, were arrested at various locations by men of the command.
He said, “On August 19, 2021, around 8pm, operatives of Operation Restore Peace, deployed to Ikwo division, while on routine patrol duties, intercepted four suspects, namely, Oshinachi Mmaduabuchi (32), Nwabueze Okeh (25), Onyebuchi Okere (31), and Friday Igboji (30), from of the Ikwo Local Government Area. The suspects were on motorcycles coming from the Agubia direction and upon searching them, the police recovered from them one AK-47 rifle and one live ammunition.
“On August 20, sequel to credible intelligence at the command’s disposal that a gang of seven armed robbers were terrorising Akahugu Inyimagu community, in the Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, police operatives attached to the Ikwo division, swung into action and with the help of youths from the area, seven suspects were arrested, namely, Obinna Uzor, Nwalobu Chikaodili, Nwele Ifeanyi, Nworie Igboji, Nnamdi Imeze, Nwigboji Ogbonna and Omege Lazarus. Two rifles and other weapons were recovered from them.”
He noted that a total of 11 motorcycles were recovered from the suspects.

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