The Police Command in Enugu State has arrested a suspect found with a locally-made double-barrelled gun with a cartridge on the outskirts of Enugu metropolis.
The suspect, who was also found with a dagger, was also alleged to have stolen a tricycle.
The Command’s spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu.
Amaraizu said the suspect, Ikemefuna Osoma, was arrested at Ukwuorji Junction along Old Enugu-Abakiliki road by Emene community.
He said the men of the 3 Police Mobile Squadron, Enugu, made the arrest during a stop-and-search patrol on November 11.
He said the suspect was arrested with a tricycle with registration number DUT 744 QUA, yellow in colour and believed to have been snatched at gun point from the owner.
According to him, the suspect, Osoma, claimed to have hailed from Ezeagu in Enugu State.
“He was intercepted by the operatives at the stop-and-search point, based on intelligence information received after allegedly committing the crime,’’ the police spokesman said.
He said the suspect was helping the Police in their investigation. Punch