May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024

Suspect Nabbed By Police With Locally-Made Pistol In Imo

A 31-year-old man, Micheal Uzondu of Amimo in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, has been arrested by operatives of the State Police Command over alleged possession of a firearms.

The police said an intelligence-led raid on an identified criminal hideout at No 1 Chidiobi Street, Site and Services, World Bank Layout, by operatives of the Command’s Narcotics Unit led to the arrest of the young man and the recovery of one locally-made pistol and suspected hard drug substance in his possession.

According to the statement issued by the state police spokesman, Henry Okoye, on Tuesday, “On interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought the said pistol from a gun-runner at Ugirike in Ikeduru LGA and intends to use it for his protection.

“An investigation is ongoing, efforts are underway to apprehend the dealers and manufacturers of the locally-made guns. The suspect will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation.”

While calling on the residents of Imo State to support the police with credible information to curb the proliferation of illicit firearms and ammunition which poses a serious threat to the overall peace and security of the State, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aboki Danjuma, reaffirmed the Command’s dedication to enhancing the safety and wellbeing of all and sundry in the State.

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