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Police Operatives Arrest Gunman, Recover AK-47 Rifle in Anambra



By Praise Chinecherem

Police in Anambra State have recovered AK-47 Rifle from a gunman in Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area of the state.

Police spokesman, Tochukwu Ikenga who disclosed this in a statement said the recovery was made following arrest of the suspect over the Easter weekend.

He said the suspect who was carrying the gun in a bag, on sighting the Police, took to his heels and was chased until he was caught and overpowered.

He 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.

“The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, CP Aderemi Adeoye has commended Police Officers who made the recovery for their vigilance and tenacity of purpose.

“He has also 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.

“The CP has directed all personnel in the Command to re-dedicate themselves to crime prevention and detection in service of the people in the State.”

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