The Anambra State Police Command have arrested and paraded six suspects, all male with two locally made pistols and 8 live cartridges in Awka.
According to the statement released by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, said the six suspects were arrested by the Police Operatives attached to the Anti-Cult unit, following credible intelligence at about 12 pm on Tuesday 13th of April, 2021.
The Police operatives burst the Den of Cultist and Armed robbery gang in Amiwko Village Awka and arrested the six suspects.
The names of the suspects were given as :
Ejinaka Chukwujekwu ‘M’ aged 17years,
Emeka Nwanna ‘M’ aged 18years,
Micheal Ozuah ‘M’ 20years,
Chukwuma Obu ‘M’ 22years,
Onyemaechi Chijoke ‘M’ 25years and
Ifeanyi Ebeze ‘M’ 25years.*
Exhibits recovered from them are:
Two locally Made Pistols and eight live cartridges.
The Command said “preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects are actively involved in the recent shooting incident at about 8:am on the 12th April 2021, that resulted in the death of one yet unidentified young man along Ukwuoji, Awka.
They equally confessed to be members of BLACK AXE CONFRATERNITY and will be charged to court on the conclusion of the investigations,” the Police said.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police CP Monday Bala Kuryas thanked “Ndi Anambra” for their cooperation and urged them to sustain the tempo by assisting the Command with actionable intelligence in order to discover authors of crime in the State.
He also called on all stakeholders to partner with the Police to address the security issues associated with Cultism among the youths.