JAMB candidate caught with pistol, ammunition on way to exam hall

JAMB candidate caught with pistol, ammunition on way to exam hall
JAMB candidate caught with pistol, ammunition on way to exam hall
Agency Report
Published: May 4,2013

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Friday confirmed the arrest of a 26-year-old man in possession of a French-made pistol during the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted by the Joint Matriculation Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The suspect, said to be from Awka, was arrested during a routine stop-and-search at Akenfa, a suburb of Yenagoa.
Frank Hannachu, the Commander of the NDLEA in Bayelsa, told newsmen that the suspect was arrested in a commercial bus conveying JAMB candidates for the examination to Bayelsa.
“The bus stopped for routine checks; the suspect was found with one French-made pistol with eight rounds of live ammunition.
“When he was interrogated, the suspect said he was coming from Awka to write the (JAMB) examination and that he was a member of a cult gang.
“He has been handed over to the police where he is being detained at the state police command headquarters for further investigations,” Hannachu said.
The NDLEA boss also said that between January and April, the agency had seized a total of 48.966 kilogrammes of different drugs and arrested 95 suspects, made up of 75 males and 20 females.
He decried the increase in women participation in the illicit drug trade and appealed to the public to always volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of drug dealers and consumers.
He hailed the agency’s synergy with the state government and commended Gov. Seriake Dickson for donating three vehicles to facilitate the agency’s operations in the state.
(NAN)

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