Police arrest two gunmen, recover pistol, tricycle

Police in Anambra have arrested two gunmen along Amawbia, Nibo road in Awka South Local Government Area of the State.

Spokesman for the command, Tochukwu Ikenga who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said one locally made pistol and a tricycle were recovered from the suspects.

He said, “Following the rejigged Personnel Operational Positioning in the State Capital, Awka, by the Commissioner of Police, *CP Nnaghe Obono Itam*, Police Operatives on 19/5/2024 by 12:25 pmintercepted two young men in a tricycle along Amawbia, Nibo road and recovered one locally made pistol and a tricycle 

“The armed men both 25 years of age are  Chigozie Echiebu of Urum Village, Awka LGA, and Edwine Emmanuel of Nkerefi Village in Nkanu East of Enugu State. 

“The suspects have provided Police with information on their mode of Operations and names of other gang members which is already aiding the ongoing investigation. 

“To this end, the CP directs that the investigation be widened and deepened to bring to book all those connected, and the case should be charged to court on the Conclusion of the investigation.”

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