The Police Command in Cross River has arrested a middle-aged man, Goodwin Ubung, with a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and an AK47 rifle with 375 rounds of live ammunition.
The command recovered the arms and ammunition from him.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Aminu Alhassan, disclosed on Thursday in Calabar at his maiden news conference.
Alhassan said that the suspect was arrested in the Obudu Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.
“A surveillance patrol team led by the DPO Obanliku, Division, intercepted Ubung Godwin of Bebuabie village and one Christopher Udie of Betukwel village in Obudu LGA with an unregistered motorcycle on Wednesday.
“On sighting the Police, Christopher took to his heels, abandoning his accomplice with the motorcycle, while Godwin was arrested,’’ the commissioner said.
He said that one chain of GPMG live ammunition and 375 AK47 live ammunition were recovered from the suspect.
The commissioner added that the command would do everything possible to arrest the fleeing suspect.
Alhassan said Ubung was being investigated to establish the source and mission of “this illegal act’’ and urged residents to assist the police in fighting crime in the state by providing intelligence reports.
Recall that Alhassan assumed duty in Cross River on Wednesday. (NAN)