Anambra Police Command raids criminal hideouts in Okija, arrests eight, recovers guns

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The Anambra State Police Command on Wednesday announced the arrest of some suspected criminals.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Ikenga Tochukwu, who is the Police Public Relations Officer for the Command in a statement said “In line with the avowed commitment of Anambra State Police Command to rid criminal elements from the State, the Command’s Operatives in conjunction with the Military and Other Security agencies in the State, in the late hours of 23rd March, 2021, raided a couple of criminal hideouts in Okija, Ihiala LGA and arrested eight (8) suspects namely: *Ugbe Lucky ‘M’ 27yrs, Ekene Ebubeze ‘M’ 38yrs, Somto Chukwu ‘M’ 25yrs, Ifeanyi Eze ‘M’ 22yrs, Chika Nnekezie ‘M’ 31yrs, Chidi Amadike ‘M’ 26yrs, MMaduabaka Obidiazor ‘M’ 30yrs, Chinemelum Okeke ‘M’ 19yrs*
“The Operatives also recovered: one long locally made dane gun, 3 locally double barrel pistols, one live cartridge, two knives, one jungle army camp beret, one red beret, 2 Police belt, one Shisha smoking pot and substance suspected to be cannabis sativa.
“The Commissioner of Police, *CP MB kuryas, fsi,* while commending the joint patrol team led by the Area Commander Ihiala for a gallant performance, equally reassures * Ndi Anambra* that the Command would be relentless in taking the battle to the doorstep of criminal elements hell-bent on fomenting trouble in the State and bringing them to book.”
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