By Polycarp Ifeanyi
The Anambra State Police have arrested a major arms dealer dealing illegally in prohibited firearms in Onitsha.
The police also during the arrest recovered 23 Automatic Pump Action guns and arrested accomplices.
According to the Police image maker of Anambra State Police command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, the breakthrough followed weeks of intensive surveillance by operatives of the command.
He also said that a total of 23 Automatic Pump Action guns and 625 live cartridges were recovered, adding that three suspects have been arrested in Onitsha while investigation is being expanded.
Ikenga further noted that the Commissioner of Police CP Aderemi Adeoye has commended the operatives involved in the operation on the instruction of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, PhD, NPM who provided guidance throughout the operation.