Police in Anambra state said it has arrested a 35-year old man, Sunday Onyema over alleged possession of Police pistol in Upper Iweka, Onitsha.
The spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Awka.
He said the suspect, from Orlu, Imo State, was arrested by puff-adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to operation Kpochapu.
He 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.”
Mohammed said the suspect was assisting the Police with useful information to aid investigation, adding that he would be arraigned thereafter.