A nineteen year old girl identified as Chika Chukwu was arrested by Anambra State Police Command for illegally carrying a pump-action gun. The Police detectives attached to the Central Police Station, Nnewi, in collaboration with the Okpunoegbu vigilance group arrested the girl on Thursday 7th February, 2019.
A member of the vigilance group said “the pump-action gun was loaded with four live cartridges and one used-up cartridge. The 19-year-old girl was arrested at the Amahusa quarters on Thursday, where she hide the gun inside a bunch of mopping stick in order to avoid being noticed by anyone.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed also confirmed the incident saying, “on February 7, 2019, at 6am, following intelligence report, the police detectives attached to the Nnewi Division in co-operation 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 hide 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 later charged to court for more investigations.
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