Police Arrest 3-Man Gang Suspects In Anambra
Police Command in Anambra has arrested three suspected members of a criminal gang who are involved in cases of violent crimes.
DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state said the suspects were arrested for armed robbery, arson, unlawful possession and proliferation of illegal weapons.
Ikenga who gave the identities of the suspects as Nnaji Ifeanyi, 29yrs; Ummuna Osita, 32yrs and Egwuenu Somadina 17yrs said in the early hours of Thursday in Ogwuaniocha, Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
He said the arrest was sequel to the ongoing efforts at implementing a robust security action plan by CP Echeng Echeng to tackle all forms of crime and criminality in Anambra.
“The Command Operatives at about 5am, on Oct 14, arrested 3 suspects for allegedly belonging to a notorious criminal gang.
“The gang ‘The Lion Squad’ is known for terrorising Ogwuaniocha Community in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the State.
“The Command recovered one locally fabricated single barrel gun, seven live cartridges, one expended cartridge, charms, red beret, and a large quantity of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa,” he said.
Ikenga said the suspects were arrested in a follow-up on cases of violent crimes and were already helping the Police in their investigations after which they would be charged to court.
He reiterated the Commands resolve to enforce and implement security measures to make Anambra safe for all lawful residents.