The Enugu State Police Command yesterday paraded 36 suspects including two policemen and a clergy allegedly involved in various crimes in the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Ahmad Abdurrahman, who paraded the suspects before newsmen in Enugu, said the achievement was made by police operatives of Operation Puff Adder and intelligence-led community-policing strategy.
He said the command also recovered six arms and three live cartridges as well as seven inverter batteries, one tricycle, one lorry and one hand set.
He explained that the crimes the suspects committed included armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, vandalism, rape, money ritual and others.
The CP said the command also arrested three suspected kidnappers, who operate in the state but live outside the state.
Abdurrahman said: “Inspector Maaling Peter, 35, of Rijana Police Station, Kaduna State; Sergeant Ojudu Tiny, 34, of 64 Police Mobile Force, Ikorodu, Lagos State and Iheanachor Osuji of Ogui, Enugu State, were arrested over kidnapping.
“The three suspects are still under investigation.”
The police boss added that the command on November 9, arrested one Pastor Sunday Egbo, 26, of Christ Mercy Ministry, Ajuona Obukpa in Nsukka Local Government Area for violence and forceful rape of one Miss Blessing Ukwueze.
He said the command was prepared for the forthcoming yuletide and there would be no chance or breathing space for criminals in the state.