Crime

Police Arrest Anambra Billionaire Over Alleged Illegal Possession Of Gun

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Best Aluminum Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Tactical Section (STS) Team for alleged possession of an unlicensed gun.

This is coming at a time the Abba community, where Chief Nweke hails from, has alleged that he was abducted.

Anambra State police commissioner, CP John Abang who confirmed the arrest, said that Nweke was arrested by policemen attached to the Inspector General of Police team, known as STS.

He said, . . “Policemen of the IGP’s STS while on routine patrol at Awada area saw and intercepted a Lexus Jeep which its number plate was covered and then searched the car and the occupant and in the process found a barreta pistol with 10 rounds of ammunition in it.

“The fellow who was in the car, who owns the pistol is one Mr Pius Nweke, male, from Anambra State.

“He has been taken into custody for further interrogation at Onitsha there with STS. He will be taken to Abuja because the STS headquarters is in Abuja. So, definitely he will be moved to Abuja for further necessary actions and interrogations.”

Meanwhile, the president General of Abba community, Engr. C. Anaenwe has described Nweke’s arrest as a frame up.

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