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Police arrest Imo man with locally made pistol


The Imo State Police Command has arrested a 31-year-old man, Micheal Uzondu of Amimo, in the Ikeduru local government area for allegedly possessing firearms.

The police said an intelligence-led raid on an identified criminal hideout at No 1 Chidiobi Street, Site and Services, World Bank Layout, by operatives of the Command’s Narcotics Unit led to the arrest of the young man and the recovery of one locally-made pistol and suspected hard drug substance in his possession.

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The Imo State Police spokesman, Henry Okoye, in a statement on Tuesday, said the suspect confessed on interrogation that he bought the said pistol from a gun-runner at Ugirike in Ikeduru LGA and intends to use it for his protection.

“An investigation is ongoing; efforts are underway to apprehend the dealers and manufacturers of the locally-made guns. The suspect will be arraigned in court upon completion of a comprehensive investigation,” Okoye said.

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The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP Aboki Danjuma, called on the residents of Imo State to support the police with credible information to curb the proliferation of illicit firearms and ammunition, which poses a severe threat to the overall peace and security of the state

CP Danjuma reaffirmed the Command’s dedication to enhancing the safety and well-being of all and sundry in the state.

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