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Enugu police arrest four criminal, recover ATM cards, locally made pistol




The police command in Enugu says it seized locally fabricated arms and ammunition from suspected criminals.

They recovered ATM cards used by criminals to defraud bank customers whose genuine cards they must have swapped.

Police operatives also arrested four suspects in connection with the recoveries, the spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, stated on Monday in Enugu.Mr Ndukwe stated that operatives foiled a robbery attempt in the state capital on December 7, where they arrested a 29-year-old male suspect and recovered a locally made pistol from him.

His accomplices fled the scene, the spokesman added.

“On November 26, operatives arrested a 26-year-old male also in the state capital and recovered a locally fabricated double-barrel pistol from him. In a related development, operatives on routine `stop-and-search’ duty on the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway arrested a 22-year-old male who had two live cartridges on him.

“Operatives, in conjunction with security guards at a commercial bank, arrested a 26-year-old in the state capital on December 6 for swapping ATM cards of bank customers. Several ATM cards bearing different names were recovered from him. He confessed to having been engaged in an ATM-swapping crime for some time. His gang members escaped, however,” Mr Ndukwe stated.

Police commissioner Kanayo Uzuegbu reaffirmed the force’s commitment to maintaining maximum security, law, and order, especially during the Yuletide.

“The commissioner enjoins the citizenry to remain law-abiding, be vigilant, and continue to support the police with credible information to further rid the state of criminals,” Mr Ndukwe explained. “Such information can be provided at the nearest police station or by calling the police emergency hotlines: 08032003702, 08075380883, 08086671202, or 08098880172, or by sending emails to [email protected].”


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