A youth, Sulemon Omitogun, was yesterday caught with a pistol containing 18 rounds of ammunition at Ikotun in Alimosho area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria.
Sulemon, 25, was arrested behind the high table when policeman from Ikotun Police Division patrol team suspected his movement and accosted him.
Guests and participants at the World Pharmacists Day, 2012 organised by the Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria were stunned when the policeman made the arrest.
He was whisked away from the venue of the event at Technical College, Ikotun near the Igando-Ikotun LCDA Secretariat, Ikotun.
The police later recovered the motorcycle Sulemon and his accomplice rode which was abandoned at Ikotun. It has Ogun registration number SRA 064 QA.
The Chairman, Association Of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria, Lagos State Branch, Aminu Abdulsalam Yinka condemned the youth’s action, saying he was at the event to commit crime.
“It is obvious that he did not come for the free medical screening and service,” Aminu said.