POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED GUN RUNNER IN DELTA, RECOVER AMMUNITION

 

 

Men of the Delta State Police Command have arrested one Chief Otuya Josiah, suspected to be a gun runner, and for supplying weapons to a certain Mike Omoruyi in the State.

The suspect, 57, confessed to be renting arms to Omoruyi for N50,000.

Omoruyi was arrested at about 12.45pm June 15 during security patrol along the Obiaruku/Umuebu road.

Recovered from him were; a Lar rifle without magazine, one fabricated AK 47 rifle, one Air rifle, a Pump action, an English double barrel gun and two toy guns.

Similarly, security operatives in the state arrested one Monday Igwe. He was arrested June 16 following credible intelligence reports of gunshots in Owa-Alero community.

Security personnel stormed his premises and recovered two (2) locally made cut-to-size pistol. He confessed that a certain Frank Ewere, 32, supplies him cartridges.

Hia confession led to the arrest of one Ngozi Elelegwu, 39, of Anslem Street off Ogbocho road by General Hospital Owanta. One (1) locally made double barrel gun and three (3) live cartridges were recovered from him.

He admitted to have sold twelve (12) live cartridges to Frank Ewere Mafile at the rate of six thousand five hundred naira (N6,500).

Monday Igwe also confessed that he bought the arms at Nnewi in Anambra State at the rate of thirty thousand naira each (N30, 000.00).

All suspects have been arrested and transferred to the state criminal investigation department for further investigation.

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