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Police arrest man carrying AK-47 in bag in Anambra


By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Anambra State Police Command, Monday, announced an arrest of a man carrying a bag containing AK-47 rifle at Awada, Idemili North Local Government Area (LGA).

According to the State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Tochukwu Ikenga, the suspect whose name was not provided was arrested last weekend.

Ikenga further disclosed that 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, Aderemi Adeoye has directed that 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 added.

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