Nigeria Police Announce Recovery Of Arms, Bloodstained Clothes, Car In Pursuit Of Criminal Gang In Anambra

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The Anambra State Police Command has said that its operatives on Thursday recovered some arms belonging to a criminal gang in the state. 

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, said at about 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, a police detachment in the Aguata area of the state while on patrol of Uga-Ezinifite Expressway saw an SUV drive past at a “terrible speed”. 

“Suspecting that they may be kidnappers with an abducted victim, the team went in pursuit. Several kilometres later, the team found the vehicle in a ditch but without any occupant.

“They found clothing with bloodstains in the vehicle as well as two pump action guns and a machete. The vehicle, a wine-colored Mercedes GLK 350 4matic with Registration No. Enugu ENU 484 JV was recovered and deposited for safekeeping at Area Command Headquarters in Uga.

“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye while commending the Joint Security Team for its vigilance has ordered a full-scale investigation to locate the owner of the vehicle and ascertain circumstances leading to the recovery of arms and offensive weapons from the fleeing hoodlums. 

“He enjoined people in the neighborhood not to harbor criminals but to turn them over to law enforcement in the interest of community safety,” Ikenga said.


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