The police have recovered deadly weapons and stolen items following the arrest of two notorious robbers.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr Ebere Amaraizu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Thursday, November 10, that the police recovered two single-barrel locally-made guns, a rubber pistol, five live cartridges, some other deadly weapons and an expended cartridge from the robbers.
The two suspected armed robbers who were apprehended in Nsukka, reportedly specialised in robbing people and boggling homes.
NAN reports that other items recovered by the police include three cell-phones, one Cy 90 lady motorcycle, two generators, one television, one standing fan and cooking utensils.
Amaraizu said that the suspects were arrested on Wednesday, November 9, at about 8.00 a.m. following a distress call received by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Nsukka Zone.
“The suspects are Chinedu Omeje, 25, and Onyebuchi Ezema, 22, an ex-convict that recently regained freedom after serving a jail term over his nefarious activities ranging from stealing and robbery.
“The duo was nabbed by the operatives following a distress call.
“Following their arrest and revelations made by them, some of the burgled and stolen items were recovered, some from them and a receiver of the stolen items identified as one Ifeoma Ugwu, a 36-year-old widow.
“They are already helping the police in the investigation,’’ he said.
The suspects reportedly blamed their criminal acts on the devil during their separate confessions and pleaded for forgiveness.
However, Ugwu, the receiver, said she had been unaware that the motorcycle she bought from the suspects was stolen.