4th October, 2021
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Enugu has arrested an alleged informant to a kidnapping gang based in Lagos.
The corps recovered N2,100, three ATM cards, two handsets, a wrap of suspected cannabis and an improvised pistol hidden under other contents in a mini-bag among others.
The Public Relations Officer of NSCDC, Enugu State Command, Chief Superintendent of Corps Danny Manuel said the suspect was arrested on 30 Sept.
Manuel said that he was arrested by operatives on routine patrol at WTC Estate axis of Enugu at about 2 p.m. after students returning from school spotted him using the pistol to rob an unsuspecting member of the public.
According to him, the suspect is Oguchi Oguamanam, male, 24, who resides at 7 Monarch Avenue by Timber Junction near Ugwu-Aji community within the Enugu metropolis.
“On interrogation, the suspect admitted to be working with a criminal gang based in Lagos.
“He revealed that the gang usually pay money into his account which he will withdraw and pay into whatever account they send to him and therein take his own percentage.
“He also claimed that some group of boys once robbed him in the same estate and that he prepared the improvised pistol to use it as revenge strategy whenever he sees any of the boys.
“He said that one of the handsets found on him actually belonged to him, but as to the android phone he could not explain how he came about it,” NSCDC spokesman said.
Manuel assured the residents of corps readiness to collaborate with sister security agencies in the state to defend and secure the people at all times.