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Abia police parade suspected criminals, recover guns, charms


The Abia State Police Command has showcased suspected criminals linked to various crimes across the state, including the case of Victor Emmanuel, a 500-level student of Abia State University Uturu, who fatally shot his fellow student, Emmanuel Uche, in a lodge at Uturu last month.

Speaking at the police headquarters in Umuahia, the Public Relations Officer of the Abia State Command, ASP Maureen Chinaka, emphasized the commitment of the command, led by Commissioner of Police Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, in combating crime.

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She stated, “The command has recorded tremendous success in the fight against criminals and criminality.”

Chinaka disclosed that over 100 suspected criminals were apprehended across various areas of the state.

She highlighted that many of these cases had been taken to court and successfully prosecuted, underscoring the determination of the Abia State Police Command to continue the battle against criminal activities.

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Recovered exhibits from the suspects included firearms, a bag of charms, tricycles, a toy gun, a stash of Indian hemp, and electric wires. Additionally, items such as EFCC jackets, EFCC ID cards, vehicle number plates, railway slippers, and electric wires were also seized by the police.

Addressing reporters, Victor Emmanuel, the ABSU student who confessed to killing his fellow student, Emmanuel Uche, explained that the fatal shooting arose from a dispute between their rival groups over a mobile phone.

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Commissioner of Police Kenechukwu Onwuemelie reiterated the commitment to a transparent investigation into the death of Aba-based businessman, Emmanuel Okocha, allegedly shot by a policeman.