Anambra billionaire arrested for possessing pistol

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The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Special Tactical Section (STS) Team yesterday arrested the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Best Aluminum Manufacturing Company, Onitsha, Chief Pius Nweke for alleged possession of fire arms.

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

Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, who confirmed the arrest, said he was arrested by the IGP team in Onitsha on stop and search around Awada, near Onitsha, where he was allegedly found with pistol in his car.

He said: “Today between late morning and afternoon, men of IGP-STS based in Onitsha while on routine patrol on stop and search around Awada general area stopped an on coming Lexus Jeep with covered number plate.

“So they conducted a search on the vehicle and the occupant and in the process found a berretta pistol in possession of one Pius Nweke who claims that he is from Anambra State.

“He has been taken into custody by the STS team for further investigation and necessary action. Definitely they will take him to Abuja because STS operating in Awka is just a section and their boss is in Abuja, so the man will be transferred to Abuja.”

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