A 20-year-old herdsman, Ibrahim Adamumale, has been arrested by the Police in Enugu for allegedly being in possession of an AK47 rifle.
The suspect, who claimed to have hailed from Nasarawa State, was also found with 24 rounds of live ammunition.
The Spokesman for the Enugu State Police Command, Mr Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday.
Amaraizu said the suspect, who revealed that he lives at Hausa quarters in 9th-mile area and had some cows at Affa-Udi bush, was arrested on Sunday. 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 was already helping the police in their investigation to determine how he came about the rifle.
He said that the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, had expressed delight at the effort of his men and the community that led to the arrest of the suspect.