From Chuks Onuoha, Umuahia
The Abia State Police Command, yesterday, paraded a suspected political thug arrested with a gun at the premises of Umunneochi Local Government headquarters during the council’s polls on Wednesday.
The suspect, whose name was given as Emeka Obi was picked up by security agents when a gun was found on him while the election was ongoing.
The Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade who paraded the suspect at the Police headquarters, Umuahia said Obi was arrested with a fabricated pistol with three rounds of 9mm live ammunition and wraps of weed suspected to be Indian hemp.
Oyebade said Obi, 31, who hails from Umuogele Amuda Isuochi, was helping the police in their investigations.
He also told newsmen that Obi would be arraigned in court when investigation into the matter was concluded.
Questions thrown to the suspect as to his activities or the party he belongs to were rebuffed.