Alleged Mad Man Arrested With Arms And Ammunition In Lagos

Alleged Mad Man Arrested With Arms And Ammunition In Lagos

A suspected lunatic was on Tuesday, arrested by officers of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly being in possession of arms and ammunition.

*Locally Made Guns

DSP Ngozi Braide, the command's spokesperson who made this known to newsmen said, the suspect was arrested on Saturday, at Gowon Estate, Ipaja area of the state.   

According to her, the suspect was sighted at 5th Avenue, Customs Junction, Gowon Estate, Ipaja, attempting to empty some items into a dust bin.

"The people were curious about what he was dumping. Upon closer examination, it was discovered that the mad man emptied one locally-made double-barrel pistol and four live cartridges into the dust bin" Braide said. "The youths in the community claimed they have been seeing him around the area as a mad man. He was immediately handed over to the police at Gowon Estate but under interrogation, he was not coherent in his speech. He was later transferred to the State CID, Panti St., Yaba, for further investigation".    

The force spokesperson applauded Gowon Estate residents for their vigilance and security consciousness, asking them to keep assisting the police with useful information on suspicious movements.  


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