A 19-year old girl has been arrested for alleged possession of firearms in Amahusa quarters Nnewi, Anambra State.
The girl was found with a pump action gun loaded with four live cartridges and one expanded cartridge, the police say.
She reportedly concealed the gun inside a bag containing a mopping stick to avoid being noticed, but the police detectives and local vigilante in the area got on to her.
“On 7/2/2019 at about 6 am, following intelligence report, Police detectives attached to Nnewi Division in conjunction with Okpuno vigilante men arrested the suspect with a Pump Action Gun loaded with four live cartridges and one expanded cartridge at Amahusa quarters Nnewi,” the state Police Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed, said.
He said the case was being investigated to ascertain the motive behind her possession of the firearm.
“She will be arraigned after investigations were concluded,” he added.