The Rivers state Police Command says it has arrested eighty-two-year-old Nworia Weli for alleged possession of a large cache of live cartridges.
The Command in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Nnamdi Omoni said the old man was arrested with one Henry Chukwuemeka by personnel in Ahoada area of the state.
Omoni said Chukwuemeka who hails from Anambra state was also found with the packs of bullets stacked in plastic containers.
According to the statement, “The Operatives of the Ahoada Area Command, acting on a tip-off arrested one Henry Chukwuemeka of Onitsha Anambra State who was found with about one thousand pieces of live cartridges stacked in two twenty liters plastic containers and was on his way to deliver them to one Nworia Weli, 82 years old of Rumuche Emohua, in whose possession about seventy-five (75) live cartridges were recovered.
“He is said to be supplying them to criminals.
“Both suspects are helping the Police at FSARS and will be due in court as soon as Investigation is over.”