Barely three weeks after the launch of operation Kpochakpu II by his Excellency the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, the Anambra State Police command in conjunction with other sister security agencies have arrested 71 suspected criminals at various locations in the state.
This, according to SP, Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police command, was done in order to deny them the opportunity to perpetrate crimes especially during this ember period.
Mohammed who disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Saturday observed that out of the seventy one suspects arrested, 41 were suspected cultists, 5 suspected fraudsters including two with military camouflage uniforms and one Youth Corps member serving in Delta State.
He noted that the syndicates were arrested by the command’s Special Anti-cult unit in conjunction with UNIZIK Campus Anti-cult following intelligence report.
According to him, “Suspects allegedly abducted one Oledimma Macdowal and defrauded him of N1.2 Million.
“Consequently, among the remaining twenty five suspects, three are child stealing syndicate while twenty two others were arrested at various black spots and criminal hideouts in the State.”
He however disclosed that the operation was still ongoing until all the criminals in the state relocate or refrain from criminal activities even as he also said that all cases were under investigation after which suspects would be charged to court for prosecution.
“Finally, the Commissioner of Police CP John B. Abang, fdc appreciate the continuous supports by Ndi Anambra towards providing useful information to the Police. The CP further assured the Public that the command will not relent in its efforts towards providing safety and security in the State”, he concluded.
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