A 19-year-old girl, Chika Chukwu, has been arrested in Anambra State, for unlawful possession of a pump action gun.
The Anambra State Police Command disclosed this on Friday in Akwa, the state capital.
Police detectives attached to the Central Police Station, Nnewi, in collaboration with the Okpunoegbu vigilance group were said to have made the arrest on Thursday.
A member of the Okpunoegbu vigilance group, said: “The pump-action gun was loaded with four live cartridges and one expended cartridge.
“The 19-year-old woman was arrested at the Amahusa quarters on Thursday, where she concealed the gun inside a bunch of mopping stick in order to avoid being noticed.”
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Haruna Mohammed, also confirmed the arrest.
He said: “On February 7, 2019, at 6am, following intelligence report, police detectives attached to the Nnewi Division in conjunction with Okpuno vigilance group arrested one Chika Chukwu, female, aged 19, of Okpunoegbu Nnewi with a pump-action gun loaded with four live cartridges and one expended cartridge at Amahusa quarters Nnewi.
“The suspect concealed the gun inside a mopping stick. The case is under investigation in order to ascertain the motive behind her action after which she would be charged to court.”