The Police Command in the state of Enugu has arrested two people for alleged illegal possession of firearms and alleged worship activities outside the metropolis of Enugu.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement Thursday in Enugu that the suspects were arrested on September 8.
The Nigeria News (NAN) reports that Amaraizu said the Command operatives recovered two locally manufactured double-barrel guns and four cartridges of the suspects.
The police spokesman said the arrest was carried out by Command agents assigned to the Special Anti-Theft Squadron (SARS) through intelligence information.
He gave the names of the two suspects such as Chukwuebuka Ezema, 20, aka Viper, a native of Akpa Edem in the local government area of Nsukka and Ifeanyi Izuchukwu, 25, aka Colombo, a native of the Nnado community in Anambra.
According to him, Izuchukwu is a former convict released from prison in December 2015 for the crime of illegal possession of firearms.
He said: “The suspects were arrested around 4:45 pm on the fateful day in their hiding place in the back of Abakpa Girls High School through intelligence information on their alleged worship activities and other criminal commitments.” .
He said the suspects would be indicted in court after an investigation into their ill-fated activities within and around Abakpa.