The Enugu State Police Command has arrested two male suspects for unlawful possession of firearms and for cultism.
On April 8, 2021, operatives of the command attached to the Anti-Cultism Squad arrested Chijioke Ijomanta, 34, and Benjamin Mela, 30, both residing at Isiagu Ugwuaji Community in Enugu South Local Government Area and alleged members of Vikings Confraternity cult group.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, one pump action gun with ammunition and one vehicle were recovered from them.
Ndukwe said further in a statement that on April 4, 2021, the same police operatives conducted a search in a building at Nwakanwa Street in Independence Layout, Enugu, and recovered one English-made Berretta pistol with breech number: AO7815Z; 13 rounds of .9mm, 19 rounds of 7.65, 36 rounds of .25mm special ammunition and 10 rounds of live cartridges.
“The recovery was due to the confessional statement of a suspect earlier arrested and is being investigated in the case of unlawful possession of firearm and cultism,” he said.
Also, he said police operatives attached to 9th Mile Police Division of the command, on April 1, 2021 recovered one Toyota Hummer commercial bus belonging to Onitsha South Plus Transport Company, in Obioma Community of Udi Local Government Area, following the prompt response of the operatives to a report made by the driver on same date that armed robbers snatched the vehicle from him at Enugu/Onitsha Expressway Bypass, 9th Mile.