Police arrest seven suspects in Enugu raid

Enugu State Police PRO, DSP Daniel Ndukwe

The Enugu State Police Command has arrested seven notorious criminal suspects, who have been operating for years, within the Holy Ghost axis of the Enugu metropolis.

During the raid, police operatives recovered nine female handbags, two wallets, two-wheel spanners, one iron saw, one serviceable Dell laptop, one ATM card bearing “Joy Akiji”, one National Identity Number registration slip and other incriminating exhibits all snatched from victims.

This is contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Wednesday in Enugu.

Ndukwe said that the arrest followed a raid conducted in the Holy Ghost axis of the Enugu metropolis through the directive of the state Commissioner of Police, Kanayo Uzuegbu.

The police spokesman said that the raid and arrest were carried out in the evening hours of Friday, October 27, 2023.

“Police operatives raided Holy Ghost railway axis, Christ Chemist, Old Park and environs, arresting seven male suspects notorious for attacking and dispossessing innocent and unsuspecting citizens of their belongings.

“The suspects included: Okonkwo Sunday, 35, (a.k.a. Oga Sunny), Nwankwoala Tochukwu, 25, (a.k.a. TC Boy); Ogbu Mmaduabuchi, 18; Miracle Chukwu, 20; Nwali Chinedu, 23; Ananchonam Chinecherem, 18, (a.k.a. Razor) and Junior Nwamini, 20, (a.k.a. Small), all of no known addresses.

“The suspects all confessed to the crime and have been arraigned in court and remanded in the Correctional Custodial Centre,” he said.

Ndukwe said that the commissioner had commended and charged police operatives to maintain the tempo while enjoining residents to remain supportive of the police in their efforts to root out unrepentant criminals in the state.