Billionaire businessman, Pius Nweke in police net over alleged Illegal possession of gun

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Chief Pius Nweke

 

By Our Reporter

The police have arrested Chief Pius Nweke, the billionaire businessman and chairman of Best Aluminium Ltd over alleged Illegal possession of a pistol

National WAVES gathered that the Onitsha based industrialist who was arrested over alleged illegal possession of a pistol was trailed by some heavily-armed policemen from his house to his factory in Onitsha where he was undressed and handcuffed, with a pistol on his hand.

It would be recalled that last week, bulldozers accompanied by security operatives demolished the exquisite compound of the business mogul and those of his family members.

It was gathered that the demolition was as a result of a court judgement which gave Ukpo ity in Dunukofia Local Government Area have been in a protracted land dispute. victory over Abba on a land issue.

The two neighbouring towns of Ukpo and Abba communAt the time Nweke was being arrested in Onitsha, scores of people from his country home of Abba were at the Governor’s Lodge in Amawbia, Awka South Local Government of the state  pleading for the state government to intervene over their dispute with Ukpo.

An unsigned statement circulating in the state on Friday read: “The state police command in Anambra has  arrested a top businessman and chief executive officer of  Best Aluminum Company, Chief Pius Nweke  for being in possession of a pistol gun without license.  “Illegal possession of firearm is a criminal offence that carries a jail term of not  less than 3yrs or  in special circumstances 11yrs.

“ It is only the president that is authorized by the constitution to grant licenses for pistol guns in the country while other firearms  can be licensed by the police.

It was reliably gathered that the case will be transferred to force headquarters for further investigations.”

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