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Police arrests man carrying AK-47 rifle in bag


Police in Anambra State have arrested a man carrying a bag containing an AK 47 rifle in Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area.

The man who was arrested during the Easter holiday, on sighting the police, took to his heels and was chased apprehended and searched.

A press release by the state police command’s spokesperson, SP Tochukwu Ikenga said: “When the bag was searched it was found to contain an AK-47 Rifle with breech No. 25008266.

“Search of database has shown that it was not among firearms on charge to Anambra State Command.

“On interrogation, suspect disclosed that the weapon was procured for a showdown with a rival cult group.”

Ikenga said the Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye commended the police Officers who made the recovery for their vigilance and tenacity.

He said he has directed that the investigation be widened and deepened to bring to book all those connected with the arms trafficking including an alleged financier abroad who provided funds for the purchase.

“He has directed all personnel in the Command to re-dedicate themselves to crime prevention and detection in service of the people in the State,” Ikenga said.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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