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Delta Police Arrests 10 Suspected Gunrunners, Recovers 42 Locally Made Single Barrel Guns, Others

10 Suspected Gunrunners Arrested

Following the receipt of credible intelligence about a syndicate that specialises in manufacturing locally made guns, and other arms, the Delta State Police Command has arrested ten (10) suspected gunrunners.

10 Suspected Gunrunners

10 Suspected Gunrunners Arrested

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Spokesman of the police command, Bright Edafe.

Edafe said the arrest was made possible after the Commissioner of Police, Ari Muhammed Ali, detailed the State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) to carry out intensive raids in the said area.

He said, “The team led by the Commander SACU, SP Christopher Igbaji, on 31/10/2022, raided the hideout in Emuhu Community, Ika North-East LGA, during which, forty-two (42) locally made single barrel guns, six (6) double barrel guns, three (3) pump action guns, two (2) filing machines, and a toolbox containing fabricated materials working tools were recovered.

“The suspected ring leader, one Peter Okolie ‘m’ 58yrs and nine (9) others all from Agba Quarters Emuhu were arrested, exhibits in custody and investigation is ongoing.”

According to the police image maker, the police commissioner commended the team for the successful operation and assured all residents in the state that the command will not relent in the fight against crime and criminality, noting that “Proactive Policing and Community Police is key in this fight.”

“He adjured all to continue to partner with the Command by giving useful, timely, and credible information that will help the Command to nip crime in the bud,” Edafe added.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the Lagos police command has arrested a lone scooter rider with a semi-automatic pistol and a round of live ammunition.

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