The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested nine suspects for various offences in different locations in the state within the month of May 2023.
The suspects were arrested for conspiracy, murder, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms and cultism.
The disclosure is contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Spokesman, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, on Thursday in Enugu.
Ndukwe said the police recovered one cut-to-size double-barreled gun, one cut-to-size single-barreled gun, one locally made double-barreled pistol, seven live cartridges, one battleaxe head, different bank’s ATM Cards, two black berets and other incriminating items.
“Investigation revealed that the suspects are part of an armed robbery syndicate specialized in car snatching, dispossessing innocent citizens within Enugu metropolis, especially in Abakpa and Trans-Ekulu, of their belongings.
The Police revealed that they were also involved in attacking and robbing Point-of-Sale, POS, operators.
“They were also found to be members of the Vikings Confraternity, involved in the recent rival cult war in different parts of Enugu State, wherein some young persons were shot and murdered.
“The suspects have been arraigned in court and remanded in Enugu Custodial Centre, pending further hearing into the case,” he said.