The Abia State Police Command on Friday December 22, 2023 paraded some crime suspects being part of 60 suspects comprising 58 males and two females arrested by the Command between the months of October and December, 2023.
This was disclosed during a Press Briefing on Friday, December 22, 2023 by the Commissioner of Police, Abia State Police Command, CP Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, through the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Maureen Chioma Chinaka.
According to ASP Chinaka, under the leadership of CP Onwuemelie and his management team, ‘Abia State Police Command has devised and implemented effective administrative and operational initiatives that have yielded remarkable results, thus contributing to the creation of secure environment for socio-economic growth in the state’.
The PPRO informed that from the month of October, 2023 till date, the command achieved significant milestones in curtailing incidents of armed robbery, kidnapping, vandalism of government property. During the period, several suspects were arrested and various exhibits recovered.
She said that some of the exhibits include firearms of different specifications, vehicles, railway sleepers, substances suspected to be illicit drugs amongst others. Also, some kidnap victims and trafficked children were safely rescued.
The paraded suspects interviewed by journalists, including two cousins, Chimaobi Obieh ‘m’ 18 years, and Chinemerem Christopher ‘m’ 19 years, both of Umuagu, Umuahia of Abia state, confessed to carrying out the criminal acts for which they were arrested and paraded.
In an interactive session with the media following the parade of suspects and exhibits, the Abia State Commissioner of Police, CP Kenechukwu Onwemelie appreciated the media for its active partnership with the Police towards combating crime, and called for stronger partnerships in the months ahead.
CP Onwuemelie used the opportunity to advise media practitioners on the use of appropriate language registers in reporting crime and related unlawful activities.
He cited instances such as the wrong use of ‘Yahoo Boys’ to refer to internet fraudsters, resulting in derogatory (or defamatory) profiling of an otherwise reputable email platform known as Yahoo, and invariably using a trendy moniker to describe a serious criminal activity, with the tendency to mislead youths to perceive internet fraud as a socially acceptable practice.
Similarly, CP Onwemelie also admonished the media on the wrong use of the term, ‘cultists’ or ‘cultism’ to describe incidents of gangsterism, emphasizing that gangsterism and cultism portray mutually exclusive elements in context, and it is the duty of the media to educate the public accordingly.
Fielding questions from journalists, he explained that the Police have encountered series of ‘crime displacement’ incidents mainly involving dismembering or spatial dislocation of dead bodies in an attempt by criminals to impede Police investigation or evade justice. He called on members of the public to be vigilant and promptly report any curious activities or movement in their neighbourhood to the Police.
CP Onwuemelie informed that the Abia State Police Command is strengthening functional partnerships with sister security agencies, including the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in particular, on the task of eradicating trafficking and use of illicit drugs.
He further informed that the Command is working to enhance its partnership with the Police Community Relations Committees across the State to upscale its public enlightenment and intelligence gathering mechanisms.
While assuring that the Command has taken proactive measures to ensure adequate security of lives and property across the State during the Yuletide, CP Onwuemelie warned that anyone suspected to be disturbing public peace or caught in a criminal activity would face the full wrath of the law.
Below is the full text of the Press Briefing:
PRESS BRIEFING, PARADE OF CRIME SUSPECTS AND EXHIBITS BY CP KENECHUKWU ONWUEMELIE, psc, fwc, MNIM, fdc, THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, ABIA STATE POLICE COMMAND, THROUGH THE POLICE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, ASP MAUREEN CHIOMA CHINAKA, HELD ON FRIDAY, 22ND OF DECEMBER, 2023, AT THE COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, UMUAHIA.
Greetings esteemed members of the media, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, CP Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, psc, fwc, MNIM, fdc, I extend a warm welcome to you all to this press briefing and the subsequent parade of suspects and exhibits.
Under the leadership of the Commissioner of Police and members of his management team, Abia State Police Command has devised and implemented effective administrative and operational initiatives that have yielded remarkable results, thus contributing to the creation of secure environment for socio-economic growth in the state.
From the month of October, 2023 till date, the command achieved significant milestones in curtailing incidents of armed robbery, kidnapping, vandalism of government property. During the period, several suspects were arrested and various exhibits recovered. Some of the exhibits include firearms of different specifications, vehicles, railway sleepers, substances suspected to be illicit drugs amongst others. Also, some kidnap victims and trafficked children were safely rescued.
A good number of cases were charged to various courts out of which, twelve were successfully prosecuted and convictions gained. Such cases includes rape, defilement, stealing, malicious damage, assault, threatening violence, house breaking and murder.
However, as we are transiting through the month of December, heralding the end of the year 2023, I would like to highlight in summary the major achievements recorded by the Command.
•58 male suspects and 2 female suspects were successfully apprehended during various operations.
•Rescue of an abducted child
•Recovery of 6 locally made single barreled shotguns, 9 locally made double-barreled shotguns, 9 live cartridges and one pump-action gun.
•Recovery of 10 vehicles and 8 tricycles
•Recovery of 1 bags of substances suspected to be illicit hard drugs.
•Recovery of 12 stolen MTN batteries and 7 Airtel backup batteries.
•Recovery of 5 railway sleepers and vandalized aluminum panels.
•Recovery of armored cable, one dry cell motor battery, one motor Jack, Iron cutter and other assorted tools.
BELOW ARE THE DETAILS
- ARREST OF MURDER SUSPECT
SUSPECT: Timothy Ekem ‘m’, 29yrs
On 04/10/2023 at about 1700hrs, we received a report that an unidentified person allegedly killed one female friend he lodged with at Chrismary Hotel, situated at No. 82 Clifford Road Aba and ran away unnoticed.
On receipt of the report, the Divisional Police Officer Ndiegoro in company of DCB personnel visited the scene of the incident. The deceased was found lying dead on the hotel bed with marks of violence seen on her body. A hand bag and four pairs of new female shoes were also found in the hotel room. Photographs of the deceased were taken and the corpse was evacuated and deposited at the mortuary for preservation and autopsy.
Investigation was initiated, the matter was transferred to State CID for discrete investigation and efforts were in place to track, arrest the fleeing suspect and also to trace the relatives of the deceased who was later identified as Fortune Nkano Ohiero ‘f’, 30 years, from Cross River State.
On 05/12/2023, the fleeing murder suspect Timothy Ekem Ocheche ‘m’, 29 years, was tracked to his hiding place at Ogada II village in Obubara Local Government Area of Cross River State. The suspect was arrested in collaboration with Cross River State Police Command and he confessed to the crime. Discrete investigation has been concluded by the State CID and suspect will be charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM.
SUSPECT: Obinna Marvellous, ‘m’ 19 years
EXHIBIT: One Double Barreled shot gun
One live cartridge
On 01/11/2023 at about 2010hrs, the Acting Divisional Police officer Uturu received information from a reliable source that some students of Abia state University Uturu, numbering about fifteen, suspected to be members of violent criminal gang which are mostly referred to as cult groups were planning to attack their rival gang at their lodges off campus Uturu. On receipt of the information, officers of Uturu police station, in collaboration with military personnel at Uturu, embarked on intensive patrol and arrested one Obinna Marvellous, ‘m’ aged 19 years, a 100 level student of History and International Relations ABSU, with a locally made double barreled shot gun and one live cartridge. The matter has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR ARMED ROBBERY
SUSPECT: Victory Everly ‘m’, 20yrs
On 01/11/2023 at about 1010hrs, we received a report that on 28/11/2023 at about 2300hrs, five unknown men, two armed with guns forcefully broke into the victim’s house, met the owner inside and stole his two handsets valued one hundred and fifty-seven thousand naira, two handsets belonging to his sister one Peace Ezinwanyi Gideon ‘F’, his 21 inches plasma television valued Ninety thousand naira (#90,000.00), his keystone bank ATM card, his sister’s UBA bank ATM card, cash sum of thirty-five thousand naira at gun point, forced him to release his ATM pin number and made a withdrawal of an undisclosed amount of money through the POS machine the armed robbers came with.
On receipt of the complaint, police detectives attached to Ohuru-Isimiri Division visited the scene, photographs were taken and one suspect by name one Victory Everly ‘m’, aged 20 years, of Umuobo village Obingwa L.G.A of Abia state was arrested. On interrogation, the suspect confessed to have committed the offence with four others now at large. Efforts are in progress to arrest the fleeing hoodlums. Case was transferred to state CID for discreet investigation and has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM
SUSPECT: Emmanuel Okoye, ‘m’ 19yrs
EXHIBITS: One locally made shot gun
One live cartridge
On 4/11/2023, at about 1630hrs, the Police personnel from Ndiegoro in collaboration with Community Policing Vigilante arrested one Emmanuel Okoye, ‘m’ a 19-year-old male, at Danfodio Road. When searched, a locally made shot gun with one live cartridge was recovered from him. During further investigation, the suspect confessed that the shot gun was given to him by his gang leader, who goes by the name Danfo, now at large. The purpose was to hand it over to his girlfriend, one Jessica Nwokporo, ‘ F ’ a 26-year-old female residing in a Hotel located at Danfodio Street, Aba. Officers attached to Ndiegoro Division Aba were immediately dispatched to the hotel; they arrested the said girl and thoroughly searched her room. Case has been charged to court and suspect remanded in custody.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARMS/POWDERED SUBSTANCE SUSPECTED TO BE ILLICIT HARD DRUGS/DRY WEEDS SUSPECTED TO BE CANABIS CERTIVA (INDIAN HEMP).
SUSPECTS: John Light ‘m’, 20 yrs
Asonye Promise ‘m’, 20yrs
EXHIBITS: One locally made double barreled shot gun
One locally made single barreled shot gun
White powdered substance suspected to be illicit hard drugs
Dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp
On 12/11/2023 at about 0415hrs, Police operatives of Rapid Response Squad Abia state command while acting on credible intelligence, went to Owaza village in Ukwa West L.G.A of Abia state and arrested John Light ‘m’, 20 years, Asonye Promise ‘m’, 20 years old, recovered one locally made double barreled shot gun, one locally made single barreled shot gun, some substance suspected to be illicit hard drugs, and dry weeds suspected to be Indian hemp. The matter was charged to court and suspects were remanded in prison.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR STOLEN VEHICLES
SUSPECTS: Uchechi Isiuwa, ‘m’, 21yrs
Victor Orji, ‘m’, 29yrs
Goodluck Nwankwo, ‘m’, 33yrs
Chisom Eberechi, ‘m’, 27yrs
Humphrey Onuigbo, ‘m’, 32yrs
Chukwudi Onuigbo, ‘m’, 33yrs
EXHIBITS: Recovered Tricycles with Registration Numbers: Reg No UMA 27VQ
Reg No HAF 152QG
Reg No ACH 919QT
Reg No RLU 713QH
Reg No BLF 254QG
Reg No UML 710 QJ
One tricycle without a number plate
Vehicle with Reg. number LSR 906FJ
Vehicle with reg. number CYS 7898(Texas).
Vehicle with reg. number UML 630AA.
Two vehicles without registration numbers.
On the 13/11/2023, at about 0930hrs, the operatives of CPS Umuahia acted on credible information, which resulted to the arrest of six suspects and the recovery of seven (7) tricycles and five (5) vehicles. Upon investigation Uchechi Humphrey and Chukwudi were identified as involved in the theft. Victor Orji ‘m’ 29yrs and Chisom Eberechi ‘f’ 27yrs were identified as receivers of stolen properties. They all allegedly connived with Mr. Goodluck Nwankwo, ‘m’ 33yrs, a panel beater who specializes in altering the appearance of stolen tricycles and other vehicles. The matter has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR ABDUCTING A BABY/RESCUE OF VICTIM.
SUSPECT: Nnenna Agwara Uhaegbu ‘f’, 45yrs
VICTIM: Miracle Uhaegbu ‘m’, 5yrs
On 16/11/2023 at about 1100hrs, operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Abia state police command on intensive patrol along MCC Road Abayi Aba, saw a crowd gathered around someone who was later identified as Nnenna Agwara Uhaegbu ‘f’, aged 45 years, of No. 25 people’s road Aba, the crowd was about to lynch her for allegedly abducting Miracle Uhaegbu ‘m’, aged 5 years, who was found in her possession. The team of police operatives rescued the suspect and the child from the crowd. Upon investigation, the suspect could not give satisfactory account of her being in possession of the child. The child was however handed over to the welfare department of Aba North L.G.A. Case has been charged to court. By the next briefing an update will be given on the conviction.
- RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLE
EXHIBIT: One Toyota 4 runner SUV with Reg No.379CB
On 19/11/2023 at about 1630hrs, we received a report that one Toyota Runner SUV with Registration Number 379CB was stolen from where parked at a wedding ceremony along Calabar street Aba. On receipt of the report, Police operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS) commenced investigation into the incident. Through credible intelligence, the operatives recovered the stolen vehicle at Umuojima Area, Osisioma Ngwa L.G.A of Abia state, Investigation is ongoing and efforts are in progress to arrest the culprit. Recovered vehicle has been released to the owner.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR VANDALIZING COMMUNICATION INSTALLATION.
SUSPECT: Martin Isaac Echina ‘m’
EXHIBITS: Two locally made shot gun with one live cartridge, Twelve (12) MTN batteries, one iron cutter,
A sienna vehicle without registration Number,
A pump action automatic gun with four(4) cartridges.
On 22/11/2023 at about 03000hrs, a public spirited informer reported to the police that, some armed persons vandalized the MTN mast along Umuchichi road opposite Jesus Christ of latter Days Church Okpu-umuobo. On receipt of the report, scene was visited, patrol team attached to Abayi Division Aba, in collaboration with the local vigilante men gave the suspects a hot chase and three of them were arrested. The items recovered from them include; two locally made shot gun with one live cartridge, twelve (12) MTN batteries, one iron cutter and a sienna vehicle without registration number. Furthermore, on Saturday 25/11/2023, the leader of the robbery gang named Martin Isaac Echina ‘m’, a scrap dealer was arrested. One (1) pump action gun with four (4) cartridges were found in his possession. Case has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR ARMED ROBBERY.
SUSPECT: Bright Ejike ‘m’, 23yrs
On 23/11/2023 at about 1320hrs, a report of armed robbery was made to Ohuru-Isimiri Division. The victim reported that on 22/11/2023 at about 1845hrs, while he was walking to his house at Umunkpi Village, Obingwa L.G.A, two unknown young men on a motorcycle stopped him. One of the armed robbers pointed a long gun at him and forcefully took his ITEL Android phone (value unknown) and a cash sum of four thousand naira. The other armed robber stabbed him on the head with a pair of scissors, causing him to bleed. When he raised alarm, the robbers fled on their motorcycles. The complainant also mentioned that on 23/11/2023 at about 0800hrs, at Iheorji Village, Obingwa LGA, he saw and identified Bright Ejike, a 23-year-old male, as one of the armed robbers who robbed him on 22/11/2023. He then called on the vigilante men at Obingwa Junction, who assisted in arresting the suspect. The case file was transferred to SCID for continuation of investigation and has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR DEFILEMENT
SUSPECT: Nteme Lawrence ‘m’
On 25/11/2023, at about 1809hrs, one Godson Okorie ‘m’ of Ihenzu Ahaba Imenyi Isuikwuato L.G.A reported at Isuikwuato division that on 15/11/2023, that his daughter Joy Amarachi Okafor ‘f’, aged 12 years , a JSS 2 student of Ahaba Imenyi Secondary school Isuikwuato, while she helped to hold a baby for one Chidinma Chimaobi Okorie ‘f’ of same address, one Nteme Lawrence ‘m’ of the same Ahaba Imenyi Isuikwuato tricked and lured the said Joy Amarachi Okafor into his room, over powered her and had carnal knowledge of her thus defiling her.
On receipt of the report, the scene of crime was visited and the suspect was arrested. The Case has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR CONSPIRACY/BURGLARY/STEALING
SUSPECT: Kingsley Okenwa ‘m’ 30yrs
Emeka Ifeanyi ‘m’ 25yrs
Promise Friday ‘m’
EXHIBITS: Seven backup batteries,
One motor jack and some assorted tools.
On 26/11/2023 at about 1500hrs, a supervisor in charge of Airtel mast while on routine check at the mast, he noticed that the said mast has been burgled by unknown person(s) and among other items the Airtel backup batteries were stolen. Upon the report, police operatives of Ikwuano Division proceeded to the scene along with local vigilantes. Bushes around the scene were combed, in the process, the following persons were arrested in connection with the offence, Kingsley Okenwa ‘m’ aged 30 years, of Okwe village Ikwuano, Emeka Ifeanyi ‘m’ aged 25 years of Ahuwa Oboro community Ikwuano and Promise Friday ‘m’ of Obehie , Ukwa West L.G.A of Abia state. Some exhibit were recovered from them which includes; Seven (7) backup batteries, a jack and assorted tools. The matter has been charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR DEFILEMENT
SUSPECT: Chinonso Christian ‘m’
On 30/11/2023 at about 0800hrs, a complainant reported at Obehie Divisional Police Headquarters together with her two little daughters namely; Clever Okechukwu ‘f’ aged 7 years and Chikanyima Dike ‘f’ aged 7 years and reported that on 23/11/2023 and other subsequent dates, Chinonso Christian ‘m’ of same address defiled her two children by having unlawful carnal knowledge of them.
On receipt of the report, a Police medical form was issued to the victims for treatment and doctor’s report.
The suspect was arrested and the matter was transferred to State CID for discrete investigation and he confessed to the crime. Discrete investigation has been concluded and suspect charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR MURDER
SUSPECTS: Ukandu Onyebuchi ‘m’
Emmanuel Onyebuenyi ‘m’
On 01/12/2023 at about 1000hrs, a complainant reported at Osisioma Division that on 30/11/2023 at about 0900hrs, he was informed on the phone that his elder brother, Alex Ukaegbu, from Okwuohia Obowo L.G.A of Imo State but resides at Tonimas area of Osisioma, who was also in charge of a building site in Osisioma was arrested by members of the Mbutu/Umuojima Vigilante Unit Osisioma on 29/11/2023 at about 1700hrs with some pieces of iron rods. They allegedly chained him in their office and were negotiating for his release for the sum of fifty thousand naira (#50,000). Unfortunately, Alex Ukaegbu was reported to have died while in their custody.
Following this report, police operatives were dispatched to the scene for investigations and the lifeless body of Alex Ukaegbu was deposited at Alanwemadu Mortuary Osisioma for preservation. The vigilante commander, Ukandu Onyebuchi, and Emmanuel Onyebuenyi were arrested. Case has been transferred to State CID for discreet investigation.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT/RECOVERY OF SUSPECTED STOLEN VEHICLE
SUSPECT: David Ohaegbu ‘m’ 36yrs
EXHIBIT: A Blue Lexus 330 SUV Jeep with Reg No.JJJ 702 HW
On 01/12/2023 at about 1542hrs, information received by the Divisional Police Officer Ohuru-Isimiri, that a blue Lexus 330 SUV jeep with Registration number JJJ 702 HW was seen parked along market Road Aba. The person who drove and parked the said vehicle, identified as David Ohaegbu ‘m’, 36 years of Isiala-Ngwa North L.G.A of Abia state was asking for a buyer.
On receipt of the information, the DPO and some police detectives commenced investigation, arrested David Ohaegbu and recovered the vehicle to the station. Further investigations revealed that the suspect could not give satisfactory account of the vehicle, but mentioned one Mr Ogbonna ‘m’ surname unknown was the person who brought the vehicle for him to sell. Investigation is ongoing to arrest the suspect at large. Case transferred to Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) for discrete investigation.
- ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR VANDALIZATION OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
SUSPECT: Chinedu Egbe ‘m’, 25yrs
EXHIBIT: Piece of armored cable
Dry cell motor battery
On 02/12/2023 at about 2100hrs, one Chinedu Egbe ‘m’, aged 25 years, a habitual criminal was caught while vandalizing an armored cable belonging to Abia state Public Utility Department Afara. The suspect was arrested with vandalized pieces of armored cable and a dry cell motor battery. The matter was investigated at Central Police Station (CPS) Umuahia. The suspect has been charged to court.
- VANDALIZATION OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
EXHIBITS: One yellow Mitsubishi bus with Reg No. KEK 04 XA ABIA STATE
Five (5) railway sleepers
On 3/12/2023, at about 1215hrs, the Divisional Police Officer Isuikwuato received a report that some criminals were vandalizing railway sleepers and packing them into their vehicle at Ovim Isuikwuato L.G.A of Abia state.
On receipt of the report, the DPO mobilized police detectives to the scene. The hoodlums on sighting the Police operatives, took to their heels and abandoned their yellow Mitsubishi bus with Abia state Registration Number KEK 04 XA. Five railway sleepers were seen already packed inside the said bus. All the exhibits were recovered to station and investigation is in progress. The matter has been transferred to railway police Umuahia.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR VANDALIZATION OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY
SUSPECTS: Emeka Udenta ‘m’ 38 yrs
Amadi Onovigbo ‘m’, 23yrs
Arinze Chukwuka ‘m’ 33yrs
Ifeyinwa Egbu ‘f’ 28yrs
EXHIBITS: A vehicle loaded with vandalized Aluminum panels
On 09/12/2023 at about 1600hrs, police officers attached to central police station (CPS) Umuahia in collaboration with military personnel attached to 143 battalion Ovim Isuikwuato L.G.A intercepted a PASSAT Saloon car, Registration Number NY 423 AA with four (4) occupants namely; Emeka Udenta ‘m’ aged 38 years, of No. 225 Agbani road Enugu, Amadi Onovigbo ‘m’ aged 23 years, of No. 225 Agbani road Enugu, Arinze Chukwuka ‘m’ aged 33 years, of No. 15 Amagu-gwu Garriki road Akwanjo Enugu , Ifeyinwa Egbu ‘f’ aged 28 years, of Okigwe Imo state. The vehicle was loaded with vandalized Aluminum panels valued at about five million naira (#5,000,000), belonging to EEDC sub station Ovim. Case has been transferred to state CID Umuahia and discrete investigation is ongoing.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR ROBBERY
SUSPECTS: Chimaobi Obieh‘m’, 18yrs
Chinemerem Christopher ‘m’ 19yrs
EXHIBIT: One tricycle with Reg No. ABA 528 WZ
On 14/12/2023 at about 0900hrs, a complainant reported at Central Police Station (CPS) Umuahia that on 13/12/2023, at about 2000hrs, he returned from the market and while off-loading his goods, a tricycle with three occupants double crossed him and robbed him of one bag of clothes worth one million, eight hundred thousand naira (#1,800,000), which he was able to recognize the security number of the tricycle.
On 14/12/2023, officers from central police station Umuahia arrested Chimaobi Obieh ‘m’ 18 years, and Chinemerem Christopher ‘m’ 19 years, both of Umuagu, Umuahia of Abia state inside a tricycle with Registration Number ABA 528 WZ, along Uzuakoli road Umuahia to the station, in connection to the crime. Upon investigation, the suspects admitted to the crime. Investigation is in progress and suspects will be charged to court.
- ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM
SUSPECTS: Sopuruchi Kenneth ‘m’, 23yrs
Peter Eze ‘m’, 22yrs
Ifeanyi Uche ‘m, 22yrs
EXHIBITS: One locally made single barreled shot gun
Two live cartridges
On 17/12/2023, at about 0910hrs, while on intensive township patrol, ASP Sabo Delison and team of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Abia state command arrested Sopuruchi Kenneth ‘m’, 23 years, of Owerri Aba, Ifeanyi Uche ‘m’, 22 years, of Iheoji, off Ngwa road Aba, and recovered one locally made single barreled shot gun and two live cartridges from them. Investigation is in progress and suspects will be charged to court.
- CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY/ARREST OF SUSPECTS FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM/RECOVERY OF FIREARM
EXHIBITS: One locally made gun
Raps of white substances suspected to be cocaine
Bag of dried weeds suspected to be Indian hemp
On 19/12/2023 at about 2115hrs, upon credible intelligence that criminals who go out at night to snatch handbags, phones, money and other valuables take coverage and hibernate around Milverton Aba, operatives of Rapid Response Squad, Abia state Police Command raided the area. In the process, 27 male and 7 female suspects were arrested, one Locally made gun, raps of white substances suspected to be cocaine and a bag of dried weeds suspected to be Indian Hemp were recovered from them. Discrete investigation is ongoing and suspects will be charged to court.
These are some of the notable achievements of Abia state Police Command. We remain committed to ensuring the safety and security of all law-abiding residents of the state and will continue to work tirelessly to achieve this goal. Thank you for your attention.