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The state commissioner of police, Mrs. Augustina Ogbodo, gave these figures during a press briefing in Abakaliki on Friday. She also added that the command recovered 12 stolen vehicles and 20 different firearms during the period. The Ebonyi State Police Command said that it recorded no fewer than 300 cases and arrested more than 487 suspects between June and December. The command also said that it prosecuted 140 cases and charged 187 suspects in court within six months.

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The command has also recovered 350 ammunitions of different calibres and dislodged criminals from numerous hideouts in different parts of the state. “Permit me to appreciate the Inspector-General of Police, Dr Kayode Egbetokun, who availed us the opportunity to serve the state in this capacity. I commend sister agencies, whose cooperation helped us to achieve some of these breakthroughs,” she said.

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