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Man nabbed for alleged possession of firearm

01 February 2013, 12:21

Enugu - The police in Enugu said on Thursday that they had arrested one Ndujekwu Nzekwe for alleged possession of a locally made single barrel pistol with three live cartridges.

A statement from the command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ebere Amaraiuzu, said the suspect was arrested on Jan. 29 at about 8 p.m. by operatives on duty on the 9th Mile area of the Enugu-Onitsha expressway.

According to the statement, the suspect was caught during a stop-and-search conducted on a Mitsubishi L300 bus with registration number HTE 105 XA.

Six different handsets and some raps of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp were also recovered from the suspect.

Amaraiuzu said the command had commenced investigation into the incident.

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