Anambra Police Intercepts Gunman in Awada, Recovers AK-47 Rifle

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Police Officers in Anambra State over the Easter weekend arrested an adult male holding a bag in Awada, Idemili North LGA.

The man, on sighting the Police, took to his heels and was chased until he was caught and overpowered.

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, while commending Police Officers who made the recovery for their vigilance and tenacity of purpose 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.

SP Tochukwu Ikenga
Police Public Relations Officer,
Anambra State Command.

1st April, 2024.

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