Enugu Police Recover Firearm, Arrest 3 for Battery Theft

Men arrested for allegedly stealing battery

Enugu, Nigeria – June 16, 2024 – In a successful operation, the Enugu State Command of the Nigeria Police Force recovered a firearm and ammunition from fleeing suspects, and separately arrested three individuals for motor battery theft.

In the first incident, police operatives from the Emene Division, in collaboration with vigilant citizens, recovered a Beretta pistol and thirty-six rounds of .9 mm calibre ammunition. The recovery took place around 7 p.m. in a bush at Airport Corner, by Old Abakaliki Road, Emene. The firearm and ammunition are believed to have been abandoned by criminal suspects evading police pursuit following allegations of armed robbery.

Gun, ammunition recovered from criminal
Gun, ammunition recovered from criminal

In a separate operation, three male suspects were apprehended on June 7, 2024, around 2 p.m. by the Awkunanaw Division police operatives. The suspects, identified as Eze Ebuka (24), Nnamdi Chukwuemeka (21), and Friday Ilo (31), were arrested in connection with a series of motor battery thefts from a construction site in Awkunanaw, Enugu.

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The arrests followed a covert operation initiated after numerous complaints of battery theft. During interrogation, Ebuka and Chukwuemeka confessed to stealing multiple motor vehicle batteries and selling them to Ilo. Police recovered fifteen batteries, including those from articulated vehicles, other motor vehicles, and tricycles.

All suspects will face legal proceedings once investigations are concluded.

DSP Daniel Ndukwe, anipr, mnisma, the Police Public Relations Officer for the Enugu State Command, confirmed these developments from the State Headquarters in GRA, Enugu.

For more information, please contact:
DSP Daniel Ndukwe
Police Public Relations Officer
Enugu State Command
State Headquarters, GRA, Enugu
June 16, 2024

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