Seven in Prison as Enugu Police Raids Holy Ghost Railway, Old Park, Others

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By Bliss Okperan

Seven suspects have been remanded in the Correctional Custodial Centre by a court in Enugu State after they were arraigned by the police.

A statement by the spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Mr Daniel Ndukwe, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), disclosed that the accused persons “all confessed to the crime” they allegedly committed.

Mr Ndukwe said the seven persons were picked up during a raid by security operatives on Friday, October 27, 2023.

According to him, the police, while conducting a stop and search operation, recovered two wheel spanners, one serviceable Dell laptop, nine female handbags, one iron saw, two wallets, one NIN registration slip, one Zenith Bank ATM card titled Joy Akiji, and other incriminating items said to have been snatched from several victims by the suspects.

The police image-maker in the state alleged that the accused persons, 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, had been in operation for years within the Holy Ghost axis of Enugu metropolis.

“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,” he said, adding that their activities forced the Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Kanayo Uzuegbu, to carry out the operation.

He said the Commissioner of Police has commended the police personnel that carried out the directive for the good work, while urging residents to remain supportive of the police in their efforts to root out unrepentant criminals in Enugu State.

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