An Enugu state police command arrested a suspected gun runner who allegedly supplied AK47 rifle to Ibrahim Adamu, a herdsman in the state.
The police had earlier arrested Adamu.
Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday.
Amaraizu said the suspect was apprehended through intelligence supplied to police operatives in 9th Mile police division, near Enugu.
“The suspect, who gave his name as one Samaila Garuba Alhaji, a.k.a. Bakasi, was earlier implicated by Ibrahim Adamu as the one that sold the AK47 rifle to him,” he said.
“But following Adamu’s arrest, Samaila Garuba Alhaji, escaped when he got the information about the arrest of Ibrahim Adamu.
“It was gathered that luck, however, ran out of Bakasi, as he is fondly called, when he was trailed to a motor park situated at 9th Mile in Enugu early this morning where he was nabbed after he made several efforts to escape.”
Amaraizu said the suspect had been helping police in its investigation in relation to his “nefarious” activities.