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ANAMBRA: Police intercept gunman in Awada, recover AK-47 rifle


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Police operatives in Anambra State over the Easter weekend arrested a male suspect holding a bag in Awada, Idemili North local government area of the State.

The suspect according to the spokesman of Anambra police command, Tochukwu Ikenga, on sighting officers, took to his heels but 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.

The police image maker said on interrogation, the 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.

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