Police arrest fake Gov’s aide,15 other suspects in Enugu

By Advocate news on 16/05/2020

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The Enugu state police command has arrested one Okechukwu Chinedu Kenneth (39) who dupes people on the false claim that he works for the state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

He was among 16 suspects arrested in April for various criminal activities including conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, fraud and cultism.

Six locally-made firearms with four live cartridges, 16 .9mm live ammunition, 2 cutlasses and one axe were recovered from the suspects during the period.

In a statement Enugu Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Daniel Ndukwe, ASP, said the fraudster was arrested following series of complaints that he has been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public, including a Local Government Chairman.

Police said investigation reveals that the suspect hails from Adaba village in Uzo-Uwani L.G.A. but resides at Agbani, in Nkanu West L.G.A.

He reportedly lost his job at the State Ministry of Finance for alleged acts of stealing and fraud.

He was said to have confessed to the crime and has been charged to court.

Others arrested include one Ezeugwu Osita,16, Abonyi Chigozie (16), Ugwuanyi Stanley (16), and Isiani Ogechukwu (17).

They were arrested for robbery at Opi, Nsukka.

The suspects, armed with cutlasses and axe, gained entry into a house at Ibeku, Opi-Nsukka and robbed the occupants of the sum of N22,000.00. 

“The suspects confessed to the crime and identified one Eneh Cyril who was also arrested, as the native doctor who arms them with charms.”

Also on 11/04/2020 at about midnight one Uchenna Chukwuani (21) and others in a one-chance Mitsubishi Commercial bus attacked and robbed passengers at gunpoint.

One Chukwuebuka Ngene (a.k.aUdo) was further arrested in Agbani for the killing of one Okenwa Ifeanyi (Anyi Nature) on 2nd of February, 2016 during a cult war between Black Axe and Vikings Confraternities at Agbani, Enugu.

His confession led to the arrest of one Obinna Chukwu (Little Johnny) his fellow Black Axe member.
One locally-made cut-to-size single barrel gun with one live cartridge was recovered.

More so, a report that members of Black Axe confraternity were conducting initiation and shooting sporadically in a bush at Ugbawka, Enugu, led the Command’s Anti-Cult Unit to stormed the bush.

On sighting the Operatives, the cultists reportedly escaped and left behind one (1) locally-made cut-to-size single barrel gun.One Prince Chukwuemeka Edeh Ani (aged 23 years), alleged to have participated in the initiation was arrested.

The Enugu PPRO disclosed that the Anti-Cult Unit arrested Ekene Emmanuel (Ifeadigo) aged 27 years at Otukwu Village, Emene and recovered 16 rounds of .9mm live ammunition.

Fraudsters who defrauded a cattle dealer at Garki Cattle Market Enugu, of the sum of N1.3m were among those arrested by operatives of the Command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit.

One of the suspects, Kingsley Uwakwe (28) was arrested on 19/04/2020 in his criminal hideout at Ogbaku Village in Awgu L.G.A of the State.

Preliminary investigation shows that the suspect, who is the leader of the gang, had falsely posted himself as “Mr. Moses” and requested the victim to give him cash so he could pay a cattle and in exchange, make a transfer of the amount into his account.

“The victim unsuspectingly gave him the cash with the transfer purportedly made into his account and credit alert received.

“However, the victim later realized that the said sum was nowhere in his account.

“On 25/04/2020, the Operatives further arrested another member of the gang, one Onyeka Chukwu Nicholas (23), a native of Mgbowo village in Awgu L.G.A of the State in his criminal hideout at Mutumbui, Gassol L.G.A of Taraba.

Posted 16/05/2020 07:07:37 AM


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