Anambra Police Raid Criminals’ Hideout, Arrests 29 Suspects

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Police officers attached to the Anambra State Police Command, on Tuesday, arrested 29 suspected criminals after raiding their hideouts.

During the raid, the officers reportedly recovered ammunition, firearms, and other incriminating exhibits from the suspects.

Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said the raid was in furtherance of the commitment of the police towards stemming the tide of crime in the state, especially during this period of ‘ember’ months leading to the yuletide season.

The PPRO said, “In furtherance to our avowed commitment towards stemming the tide of crime in the state, especially during this period of ‘ember’ months, police operatives in collaboration with the command Special Anti-Cult Unit and vigilante group carried out a series of raids on different criminal hideouts and other black spots in Oba town in the Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.

“Following the successful raid, 29 suspects were arrested and exhibits recovered in their possession included one pump-action rifle, two sachets suspected to be Indian hemp, one UTC axe, one military boot, 26 cartridges, one military helmet, 13 cutlasses, two hammers, 13 assorted phones, and a cash sum of N45,000.

“The suspects would be screened, profiled and charged to court if found wanting, while those found innocent would be released unconditionally.”

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