Police arrest 2 suspects, recover firearms, crystal meth in Enugu

By Stanley Nwanosike

The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested Chekwube Nwobodo, 27, and Ifeanyi Edeh, 30, for alleged armed robbery and burglaries.

The suspects were arrested for the alleged  crimes committed within the  Obinagu-Etiti and Nara-Unateze communities in Nkanu East Local Government Area of the state.

The command recovered one locally fabricated pistol with two live cartridges, pieces of substance suspected to be crystal meth (otherwise known locally as Mpkuru-Mmiri) and a quantity of weed suspected to be marijuana.

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

Ndukwe said the feat was achieved on Jan. 3, at about 2:40p.m.

According to him,  other gang members of the suspects that escaped, are being hunted.

“The suspects and gang members at large are alleged to have carried out  series of armed robberies, burglaries, and other criminal activities in the mentioned area.

“But having met their waterloo, the suspects shall have the court of law to contend with once investigations are concluded,” he said.

Ndukwe said  the operational success was in alignment with the 2024 New Year assurances of the Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu,  residents that the command would be more proactive and forward-looking in its policing approach.

“The commissioner has reassured that the police commitment to actualise this remains unwavering,” he added. (NAN)