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600 touts arrested in Onitsha in 1 week


From Ifeoma Ejiofor Nnewi

Over six hundred touts have been arrested in different parts of Onitsha and environs of Anambra State within one week.

This is in furtherance of the war against touting recently declared by the Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo during the recent launching of an anti-tout squad known as the State Anti-Touting Squad (SASA).

The arrested touts, numbering six hundred and thirty four were grilled in different parts of the state after barely one week of the inauguration of the squad.

The SASA Director of Operations, Mr. Solomon Onwuemene during an interactive session with journalists said the suspected touts were arrested in Onitsha North, Onitsha South, Ogbaru and Idemili North LGAs of the state

He revealed that some incriminating items, such as white cocaine, packets, methamphetamine (popularly known as mkpụrụmmiri), among other illegal substances were recovered from the suspect.

Onwuemene assured that issue of touting will soon be a thing of the past in Anambra State.

He applauded Gov Soludo, Commissioner for Homeland Affairs, Mr. Chikodili Anara; and Ndị Anambra at large for their unwavering support, which he said has contributed to the success of his squad.

The director of SASA said that all the arrested suspects would be charged to court, where he said they would be made to face the full wrath of the law, to serve as deterrent to others indulging in such illegal acts.

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