- A police inspector, Salvation Kpun, was arrested in Imo for robbery and kidnapping
- Kpun was arrested alongside 21 others with various ammunition recovered
- The commissioner of police in Imo, CP Rabiu Ladodo, said his command, with the recently launched Operation “Puff Adder”, was ever ready to combat crime in Imo
The commissioner of police in Imo, CP Rabiu Ladodo, says the command has arrested one serving police inspector and 21 others for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and illegal possession of fire arms.
The CP, who disclosed this on Wednesday, June 12, said the serving police inspector, Salvation Kpun, attached to OPS department in Imo was arrested at Works Layout Owerri in connection with armed robbery, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
He added that a fleeing member of his gang, who also a serving soldier, was being trailed by the police.
Ladodo said other suspects included one Eze Ajoku, 63, from Agwa, Oguta LGA who specialized in fabricating guns.
He listed items recovered from the fabricating factory to include one locally made pistol, one 9MM live ammunition, two double barrel pipes and eight single barrel pipes.
The CP said other exhibits were nine rifle engine stock, two live ammunition and expended cartridges, one drilling machine and nine saw blades among others.
The CP warned that there would be no hiding place for criminals in the state, adding that following the recently launched Operation “Puff Adder” the command was ever ready to combat crime in Imo.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari promised that banditry, terrorism and kidnapping activities across the country would be neutralised by his administration.
President Buhari said his administration will not relent in its effort to end all the mentioned vices.
Expressing deep shock while mourning the death of scores of people in the banditry attacks on Saturday, June 8, in three communities in Rabah local government area of Sokoto state, President Buhari condoled with Governor Aminu Tambuwal and the people of the state over the tragic incident.
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