Enugu Police arrest two suspected criminals after gun battle

The suspects were arrested by cops from the Ogui Division of Enugu.

The Enugu Police Command on Tuesday said it has arrested two notorious armed robbery and cult suspects in the state after a long tracking of the suspects.

The police spokesman in the state, Ebere Amaraizu, said police operatives from Ogui Division, Enugu, arrested the suspects after a gun battle.

He said the suspects were nabbed on August 12 within Ogui axis of the state capital.

Mr. Amaraizu said the police had been on the trail of the suspects over their alleged nefarious activities ranging from armed robbery and cultism within the environment. He said the suspects reside at No 57 Onyiuke Ogui, New layout, Enugu.

He said the suspects were nabbed in a Toyota Camry car with Reg. No PZ 805 ENU alleged to have been stolen.

The police spokesman said the suspects succumbed to the superior power of the police from Ogui having received gunshot injuries during the gun battle.

The police listed part of the weapons recovered from the suspects to include one revolver pistol with ammunitions and one automatic pump action Rifle with five cartridges.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Abubakar Mohammed, has thanked the public for their useful information which lead to the arrest of the suspects.

(NAN)

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