The police in Anambra state says it has recovered two pump action guns, machete and a sports utility vehicle suspected to have been stolen by yet-to-be identified robbery suspects.
A statement by the command’s spokesperson IKENGA TOCHUKWU says a detachment of police operatives in Aguata found the items in a ditch after they went in pursuit of the suspects along the Uga-Ezinifite expressway.
Part of the statement reads: “On Thursday, 3rd August 2023 at about 8.30 P.M. A detachment of Police-led Forward Operating Base at Aguata while on patrol of Uga – Ezinifite Expressway saw an SUV drive past at a terrible speed. Suspecting that they may be kidnappers with an abducted victim, the team went in pursuit.
Several kilometres later the team found the vehicle in a ditch but without any occupant.
They found clothing with blood stains in the vehicle as well as Two Pump Action Guns and a Machete. The vehicle, a wine-colored Mercedes GLK 350 4matic with Registration No. Enugu ENU 484 JV was recovered and deposited for safekeeping at Area Command Headquarters in Uga.
The statement also said the state commissioner of police ADEREMI ADEOYE has ordered a full-scale investigation to locate the owner of the vehicle and ascertain the circumstances leading to the recovery of arms and offensive weapons from the fleeing suspects.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye* while commending the Joint Security Team for its vigilance has ordered a full-scale investigation to locate the owner of the vehicle and ascertain circumstances leading to the recovery of arms and offensive weapons from the fleeing hoodlums. He enjoined people in the neighborhood not to harbor criminals but to turn them over to law enforcement in the interest of community safety.” The statement said.