Operatives of the Anambra state Police Command have arrested a gun dealer syndicate specialized in illegal buying and selling of prohibited arms. Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command,
Awka, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga on 18th November, 2023. disclosed this in a press statement made available to News Echo. According to Ikenga “The Police in Anambra State have arrested a major arms dealer dealing illegally in prohibited Firearms in the State.
The breakthrough followed weeks of intensive surveillance by operatives of the Command”. “A total of Twenty-Three Automatic Pump Action Guns and 625 live cartridges were recovered. So far three suspects have been arrested in Onitsha while investigation is being expanded”. “The Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye has commended the operatives involved in the operation on the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, Ph.D, NPM, who provided guidance throughout the operation”.