Police arrest 32 suspects, recover arms in Anambra

32 suspects have been arrested by the police in Anambra state for armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, extortion and other offences.

 

Police spokesperson in the state, Tochukwu Ikenga said 30 of the suspects were arrested in Onitsha for touting and extortion, while two others were apprehended with a locally-fabricated pistol, live ammunition concealed in a bag and one Magnum Pump Action gun.

 

The statement read;

 

 “Police officers, attached to Anambra Command have arrested thirty two suspects on offences ranging from armed robbery to unlawful possession of firearms and extortion, recovered one locally-made Beretta pistol, one magnum pump action and ammunition.

“In another development, the Command operatives arrested 30 suspects for flouting the state government’s ban on touting, extortion and illegal revenue collection in the State.”