35-year-old man arrested with police pistol in Anambra

Anambra Police Commissioner, Abang


By Sunny A. David, Onitsha

Anambra State Police Command said it has arrested a 35-year-old-man, Sunday Onyema, over alleged possession of Police pistol in Upper Iweka of Onitsha.

The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. Haruna Mohammed (SP) disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Awka.

Mr. Mohammed said that the suspect, from Orlu, Imo State, was arrested by puff-adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to operation Kpochapu.

The PPRO said he was coming from Asaba, Delta State with a commercial bus when he was nabbed during stop and search operations.

He said: “Today, August 7, 2019 at about 6.47am, puff-adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to operation kpochapu while on stop and search duty at upper Iweka in Onitsha intercepted a bus with registration number UKP108ZU coming from Asaba.

“After a thorough search they recovered a Police Beretta Pistol with breech number AO-4909Z loaded with seven rounds of life ammunition, one expanded ammunition and six different handsets in possession of one Sunday Onyema ‘m’ aged 35years of Orlu in Imo State,” he noted.

He said the suspect was assisting the Police with useful information to aid investigation adding that he would be arraigned thereafter.

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