Operatives of Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police force have arrested 30 suspects for flouting the State Government’s ban on touting, extortion and illegal revenue collection in the State.
In a statement issued on Sunday and signed by the command’s PPRO, DSP Ikenga Tochukwu, stated that the thirty suspects were arrested on 6/4/2022 along Tarzan Junction, Owerri road, upper iweaka road, Ochanja junction, Awada road, head bridge, kara Junction, Atani road, respectively in Onitsha while touting and extorting money from motorists and other members of the public.
The statement added that operatives of the command arrested another suspect, one Ifeanyi Nwobu ‘M’ 49years Native of Enuorji Village, Enugu ukwu at about 9pm on 30/3/2022 and recovered one Magnum pump action gun.
“The suspect has made useful statement that could unravel the source of the arm”, it said.
It also said the command operatives, acting on a credible information, at about 4:30am on 30/3/2022, arrested one Ozo Olie Ifeanyi ‘M’ 43years in his residence at Odoje village, Onitsha and recovered one locally fabricated single barrel pistol and one live ammunition concealed in a bag.
“Investigation, so far reveals that the suspect has already made useful statement that will lead to the arrest of other members of their criminal gang. He also confessed to be a member of the Black Axe Cult Group and specialize in robbing unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables”, it stated.
According to the statement, the CP assured the general public, especially ‘Ndi Anambra’ that the confidence reposed in the police on protection of lives and properties, maintenance of law and order will never be taken for granted.
He also called for increased information flow from the public to the police.