Men of the Enugu State Police Command serving in Awkunanaw Division of Enugu metropolis, with assistance from Neighbourhood Watch Group, have arrested one Sunday Chukwu, 21, for alleged unlawful possession of firearm and ammunition.
This was contained in a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson, Daniel Ndukwe, on Monday.
According to Ndukwe, Chukwu was arrested around 9:30pm on December 24, during surveillance and patrol operation.
He said a locally-fabricated pistol with one live cartridge was recovered from the suspect.
Ndukwe said that the suspect and his cohorts at large, were suspected to be perfecting plans to use the recovered items to perpetrate their criminal intentions this festive season.
“This shows that the Enugu State Police Command’s 2022 Yuletide Security and Safety Plan have started yielding fruits in the positive direction.
“However, operational, investigation and intelligence gathering activities geared towards actualising maximum security and safety in the state have been intensified,” he said.
The police spokesperson added that the case was undergoing further discreet investigation.