Police nab tricyclist over possession of arms, ammunition

The Police in Delta have arrested a commercial tricyclist in connection with possession of arms and ammunitions during a stop and search.

Police spokesperson, DSP Celestina Kalu announced said this in a statement he issued in Asaba on Friday.

Ms Kalu said the suspect, Friday Nwankwo, was nabbed in Warri on Monday.

The police spokesperson said the suspect was nabbed after two of his accomplices abandoned him and took to their heels when police stopped the tricycle.

“On July 27, 2015 at about 8.45p.m., anti-crime patrol men attached to Enerhen Division while on special stop and search at Motel ‘A’ black spot, Enerhen accosted tricycle with Reg. No. TDU872QA.

“While searching the tricycle, the two passengers jumped down, took to their heels,’’ Ms. Kalu said.

The police image maker said items recovered from the tricycle included a travel bag containing one double barrel gun cut to size, six live cartridges and charms.

She said the suspect had been charged to court for unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunitions.

The spokesperson also said that efforts were on to track down the two fleeing suspects.

(NAN)


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