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NSCDC nabs criminals on spots

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Imo state command has assured residents of the state of its commitment to rid the area of all acts of criminality.

The State Commandant of the Corps Mr Raji Ibrahim gave the assurance while parading 6 criminal suspects in Owerri. 

He said 2 middle-aged men who specialised in car theft were apprehended by men of the command while attempting to steal a saloon car where it was parked at Okigwe road in Owerri. 

Mr Ibrahim noted that luck ran out of the suspects when they were struggling to kick the vehicle with a master key. 

The State Commandant also paraded 2 persons arrested at Ohaji Egbema axis of the state while conveying a truck laden with over six thousand litres of suspected adulterated diesel concealed in bags. 

Mr Ibrahim said the smugglers used bags containing crayfish to disguise but it took the eagle-eyed men of his command to detect them.  

2 other suspects were arrested for smoking and possession of substances believed to be Indian hemp. 

The State Commandant noted that the suspects would appear in court as soon as investigations were concluded. 

Some of the suspects who spoke with newsmen confessed to the crime but pleaded for forgiveness. 

Chinazo Ilechukwu

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