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Bus passenger nabbed in Onitsha for possessing police gun

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A bus passenger who was allegedly in possession of a police pistol has been arrested in Onitsha, Anambra State.

The 35-year-old man, Sunday Onyema from Orlu, Imo State, was arrested at the Upper Iweka axis of Onitsha.

He was said to be coming from Asaba, Delta state in a commercial bus when he was spotted by policemen on a stop-and-search operation.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the incident to our correspondent.

He said the suspect was arrested by Puff Adder operatives in conjunction with a patrol team attached to operation Kpochapu.

He said, “Today, August 7, 2019, around 6:47 a.m., Puff Adder operatives in conjunction with patrol team attached to operation Kpochapu while on stop-and-search duty at Upper Iweka in Onitsha intercepted a bus with registration number UKP108ZU coming from Asaba.

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“After a thorough search, they recovered a Police Beretta pistol with breech number AO-4909Z loaded with seven rounds of life ammunition.”

Mohammed added that one expanded ammunition and six different handsets were also found in the possession of Onyema.

He said the suspect was assisting the Police with useful information, adding that he would be arraigned after investigations.

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