Anambra police command recover guns, abandoned vehicle on ditch

The police force of Anambra have recovered two pump action guns and a Mercedes Sports Utility Vehicle from a ditch.

The police force of Anambra have recovered two pump action guns and a Mercedes Sports Utility Vehicle from a ditch. The police force have also shared that they have recovered the weapons and vehicle in the ditch after some suspected kidnappers abandoned them.

The command officers chased the vehicle to a distance. The reports suggest that the police officers were attached to the Forward Operating Base. These officers were on patrol along the Uga-Ezinifite Expressway in Aguata Local Government Area of the state.


The chase began after they noticed the driver was driving at a dangerous and suspicious speed. The police force of Anambra state remains dedicated to the safety and security of all the people. Accordingly, the police officers notably tried to chase and arrest the car’s driver. However, the suspected kidnappers escaped the scene in the nick of time.

Following this, the Command officers took the vehicle to Area Command Headquarters in Uga. The command has identified the vehicke as a Mercedes GLK 350 4matic. The number plate reads: ENU484JV.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, also made a statement detailing the incident. He revealed that the incident occurred on Thursday, August 3, 2023, at approximately 8.30 PM. At the time, a detachment of police-led Forward Operating Base at Aguata was on patrol. They circled the Uga-Ezinifite Expressway saw an SUV drive past at a terrible speed.

The officers claimed that they suspected that the driver may be kidnappers. They also revealed that they believed the car had an abducted victim. Accordingly, the team went in pursuit.

“Several kilometres later, the team found the vehicle in a ditch However, the occupants had fled the vehicle. The command officers found clothing with blood stains in the vehicle. Additionally, they recovered two pump action guns, and a machete.

The vehicle, a wine-coloured Mercedes GLK 350 4matic with number plate ENU484 JV. The command recovered and deposited the vehicle for safekeeping at Area Command Headquarters in Uga.” The state Commissioner of Police, Aderemi Adeoye, has ordered a full-scale investigation to locate the vehicle’s owner.


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