The Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 19-year-old girl, Chika Chukwu, for unlawful possession of a pump-action gun.
City Round gathered that police detectives attached to the Central Police Station, Nnewi, in collaboration with the Okpunoegbu vigilance group arrested the girl on Thursday.
A member of the Okpunoegbu vigilance group, who spoke with our correspondent, said, “The pump-action gun was loaded with four live cartridges and one expended cartridge.
“The 19-year-old woman was arrested at the Amahusa quarters on Thursday, where she concealed the gun inside a bunch of mopping stick in order to avoid being noticed.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incident to our correspondent.
He said, “On February 7, 2019, at 6am, following intelligence report, police detectives attached to the Nnewi Division in conjunction with Okpuno vigilance group arrested one Chika Chukwu, female, aged 19, of Okpunoegbu Nnewi with a pump-action gun loaded with four live cartridges and one expended cartridge at Amahusa quarters Nnewi.
“The suspect concealed the gun inside a mopping stick. The case is under investigation in order to ascertain the motive behind her action after which she would be charged to court.”
Similarly, the police in the area had on Thursday arrested a two-man carjacking syndicate.
The police gave the names of the suspects as Chukwuma Uduka, aged 26, and Ifeanyi Edeoga, aged 30.
According to the PPRO, the duo had robbed one Adesoye Adewale in Ichi and stolen his Honda Civic car with the number plate, Awka 579 LT, at gunpoint.
He said, “The vehicle has been recovered from the suspects and the case is under investigation. The suspects will be charged to court after investigation.”