Gun found on sus­pect af­ter fight with taxi driver

Daily Trust - - IT WORLD - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The po­lice in Gwar­inpa, Abuja have ar­rested a sus­pected rob­ber and re­cov­ered a lo­cally made gun from him.

The sus­pect is said to have got­ten into a fight with a taxi driver over trans­port fare on Sat­ur­day at about 5:00pm lead­ing to the ar­rest.

Po­lice sources said the sus­pect had boarded the taxi from Apo but re­fused to pay the driver when he got to his des­ti­na­tion on First Av­enue, Gwar­inpa.

The source said some res­i­dents alerted the po­lice about the in­ci­dent.

The Gwar­inpa Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer, CSP Nu­rud­deen Sabo, said the of­fi­cers while me­di­at­ing be­tween the driver and the sus­pect searched the sus­pect and found a lo­cally made gun on him.

He said the sus­pect must have been among wanted peo­ple in con­nec­tion with some foiled rob­bery at­tempts in the same lo­ca­tion on Fri­day.

“On in­ter­ro­ga­tion and search, a lo­cally made pis­tol was re­cov­ered from the pas­sen­ger who re­fused to pay the driver his money. The sus­pect, Philip James is now in cus­tody,” he said.

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