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Anambra Billionaire Arrested By Police After Unlicensed Gun Was Found In His Lexus SUV




Police on patrol have arrested Anambra billionaire, Chief Pius Nweke, over an alleged illegal possession of unlicensed gun.

Nweke’s arrests comes less than a week after bulldozers demolished his palatial compound and that of his family members.


Anambra billionaire, Chief Pius Nweke, has been arrested over allege illegal possession of unlicensed pistol.

According police reports, the unlicensed pistol was found on him after policemen on patrol intercepted and searched his Lexus SUV.

Nweke, who is the Chairman and Chief Executive of Best Aluminum Company Ltd, is currently in custody for further interrogation.

Initial reports from his community, Abba, in Njikoka local government area, said he was abducted on his way to his office and his whereabouts unknown.


But Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Mr. John Abang, said that Nweke was arrested by policemen from the office of the IGP over alleged illegal possession of  unlicensed pistol.

Abang said :

“Policemen of the IGP’s STS in Onitsha, while on patrol at the Awada area, intercepted a Lexus Jeep and; when the vehicle and the occupants were searched, a pistol was found on one Pius Nweke who was in the car.”

“He has been taken into custody for further interrogation. Already, he has been taken to Abuja because that is where STS has its headquarters.”

Nweke’s arrests comes less than a week after bulldozers, accompanied by security operatives, demolished his palatial compound and that of his family members on the allegation that Ukpo people were executing a court order obtained in connection with the land dispute.

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