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Police nab commercial tricycle operator over possession of arms, ammunition

By News Express on 01/08/2015

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

Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Celestina Kalu announced said this in a statement he issued in Asaba, the Delta State capital on Friday.

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

The PPRO 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 that 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)

Source News Express

Posted 01/08/2015 04:55:37 AM


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