The Enugu State police command has arrested a 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, for allegedly being in possession of an AK-47 rifle.
The suspect was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition.
Adamumale’s arrest was confirmed by the Spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Ebere Amaraizu on Tuesday.
Amaraizu said the suspect, who was arrested on Sunday tried to evade arrest by firing shots into the air.
He said, “The suspect was nabbed by the combined efforts of the police and the members of the public from Affa-Udi community acting on a tip off.
“The suspect before his arrest fired about six shots into the air to evade being nabbed.
“Before now, the police and members of the public had gathered information about the suspect’s antecedents.”
Amaraizu said that the suspect is already providing useful information to determine how he came about the rifle.
He said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, had expressed delight at the effort of his men and the community that led to the arrest of the suspect.
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