Anambra State Police command said it has busted a criminal gang suspected to be kidnappers along Uga – Ezinifite road in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.
The Police spokesperson, Tochukwu Ikenga in a statement on Sunday, said the feat was achieved by a detachment of officers on patrol along that axis.
He said clothes with blood stains, two pump action guns and a machete were found inside the vehicle the suspects operated with.
He added that the vehicle, a wine-colored Mercedes GLK 350 4matic with Registration No. Enugu ENU 484 JV was recovered from the hoodlums.
He said, “On Thursday, 3rd August 2023 at about 8.30 P.M, a detachment of Police-led Forward Operating Base at Aguata while on patrol of Uga – Ezinifite Expressway saw an SUV drive past at a terrible speed.
“Suspecting that they may be kidnappers with an abducted victim, the team went in pursuit.
“Several kilometres later the team found the vehicle in a ditch but without any occupant.
“They found clothing with blood stains in the vehicle as well as Two Pump Action Guns and a Machete.
“The vehicle, a wine-colored Mercedes GLK 350 4matic with Registration No. Enugu ENU 484 JV was recovered and deposited for safekeeping at Area Command Headquarters in Uga.
“The Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, while commending the Joint Security Team for its vigilance has ordered a full-scale investigation to locate the owner of the vehicle and ascertain circumstances leading to the recovery of arms and offensive weapons from the fleeing hoodlums.
“He enjoined people in the neighborhood not to harbor criminals but to turn them over to law enforcement in the interest of community safety.”