BY OKONKWO EZE
ONITSHA — Two gun-men suspected to be robbers or kidnappers have been apprehended by the police in Onitsha, Anambra State as they were allegedly planning to carry out criminal activities in the commercial city.
The suspects whose identities were yet to be ascertained at press time, according to the source, were arrested at Okpoko area of Onitsha by a combined team of Onitsha vigilance operatives and anti-robbery police team attached to Okpoko Police Division who were on a routine patrol in the area.
According to the source, the two men who were neatly dressed and carrying hand bags were shortly on arrest, searched and two AK47 riffles and one pistol found concealed inside their hand bags.
The Divisional Police Officer, DPO, at Okpoko, Mr. Emeka Ugwu (CSP), who confirmed the arrest told newsmen in a telephone chat that there would be no hiding place for criminals in his division.
Commenting on the arrest, a prominent Onitsha businessmen who preferred anonymity, said that criminals in the area no longer had a hiding place as both the Police and men of the Vigilance operatives were busy monitoring the area and picking them up.
He commended the Onitsha Vigilante Group and the Anambra Police Command for effectively bring crime and criminal activities to a manageable level in the state and called on the people to assist security operatives, by offering useful information that could lead to the arrest of criminals and curbing of crime in the State.