A middle-aged man has reportedly abandoned a bag of ammunition and fled following interception by the police along Owerri road by Obodoukwu junction, Anambra state.
The suspect was said to be carrying a Ghana-must-go bag containing 17 rounds of 7.25×61mm live ammunition, a pump action gun and a magazine when he was confronted.
Similarly, a 23-year old man, Chibuzor Collins, from Uzombe in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State was arrested with a double barrel locally made short gun loaded with two live cartridges in Oba, along Onitsha/Owerri road of the state.
Police Public Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed confirmed both incidents, saying the arrested suspect was assisting the police with useful information to unravel the motive behind the act, while efforts were on to apprehend the fleeing suspect.
He said, “On the 25/11/2020 at about 12:30pm, Police patrol team attached to the Command Federal Highway Patrol while on stop and search operations at Oba along Onitsha/Owerri road intercepted a shuttle bus with one of the occupant namely Chibuzor Collins ‘m’ aged 23years native of Uzombe in Oguta LGA of Imo State behaving in a suspicious manner.
“Upon search on the suspect, a double barrel locally made short gun loaded with two live cartridges was recovered in his posession.
“The suspect was promptly arrested and is assisting the police with useful information to unravel his motive of being in possession of firearm inside a shuttle bus after which he would be brought to justice.
“In a related development, on the 24/11/2020 at about 80:30pm, police patrol team attached to Okpoko Division while on patrol along Owerri road by Obodoukwu junction intercepted a middle aged man carrying a Ghana must go bag.
“When confronted, the man abandoned the bag and escaped in between vehicles. Upon search of the bag, one G3 rifle containing Seventeen rounds of 7.25×61mm live ammunition, one pump action gun and one magazine were recovered.
“Effort is being intensified to apprehend the fleeing suspect in order to bring him to book.
“Meanwhile, Commissioner of Police, John Abang appeals to members of the public to report suspicious activities or individuals to the Police through emergency number 07039194332 or to the nearest Police Statiom for prompt response.
“The CP also assures the public that their report will be discretely dealt with.”