In Enugu: Police nab 2 armed robbery suspects
Two armed robbery suspects have been nabbed by the police in Enugu after an operative response to a distress call.
The Enugu State Police Command on Monday said that it arrested two armed robbery suspects that have tormented residents of Achara Layout within Enugu metropolis.
The command’s spokesman, Mr Ebere Amaraizu , told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu that the suspects had been disturbing the layout for over two months.
Amaraizu noted that the suspects were nabbed through police operative response to a distress call.
“The criminals and their cohorts now at large were operating at a shop on gun point at Awkunanaw Street in Achara Layout on Thursday at about 4p.m. where suspects have allegedly robbed a sales girl of an undisclosed amount of money and valuables.
“It was gathered that on arrival, suspects allegedly engaged police in a gun duel and the ensuing gun battle resulted in the arrest of
Obumneme Nwafor , who already had been touched by bullet.
“His arrest, however, promptly guided police operatives in the arrest of Emeka Oparaugo alias cross-over.
“Recovered from the suspects are locally made pistols with double mouth, two cell-phones,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the suspects were helping the police in its investigation.
“A manhunt on the fleeing members of the gang have been intensified with a view to arresting them,’’ he said.
In a another development, the command have begun an investigation into an incident of fire outbreak at Ogige Main Market, Nsukka on Friday with a view to finding out the possible cause of the incident.
The command’s spokesman noted that the fire outbreak, which happened at about 2.30 a.m., destroyed one story building that contains different flats with stores.
NAN recalls that property worth millions of Naira was lost in the fire outbreak.