Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a 77-year-old gun runner Michael Enipozi and 65-year-old Solomon Udanya current in possession of 130 reside ammunition.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Vibrant Edafe, in a press launch on Sunday, November 21, said the suspects had been arrested Isoko South and North Native Authorities Areas of the state.
“On 20/11/2021 at about 0500hrs following a distressed title that three suspected armed robbers had been inside the premises of 1 man (establish withheld) alongside Ozoro/ Ughelli freeway. The DPO Ozoro Division CSP Ogedengbe Areguamen led a blended workers of Police/vigilante to the scene,” he acknowledged.
“The suspected armed robbers on sighting the police teams took to their heels and the workers gave them a scorching chase all through which considered one of many suspects named Emma Ighodalo ‘m’ of Irri village aged 28yrs was arrested with one reside cartridge whereas two members of his gang escaped
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he threw his gun away someplace inside the bush as he was working and that he bought the said gun from One Michael Enipozi for the sum of #30,000
“The suspect led the Police to Irri village the place the said Michael Enipozi ‘m’ of Irri in Isoko south LGA aged 77yrs was arrested. Three double barrel weapons, two single barrel weapons and completely different devices utilized in producing weapons had been recovered from him
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the 77yrs earlier suspect is a welder who produces weapons for criminals and he admitted that he purchased the gun to the suspect and that he has been inside the enterprise of producing weapons for the earlier twenty years. Manhunt for the alternative two fleeing suspects is ongoing.” he added.
Edafe extra disclosed that on November 19, 2021, at about 4:30p.m, operatives linked to the Command raided a jail hideout at Emevor neighborhood in Isoko North LGA and arrested Udanya.
“On 19/11/2021 at about 1630hrs Operatives linked to the Command crack squad in entire compliance with the directive of the Delta state Commissioner of Police on regular raiding of black spot/jail hideouts acted on intelligence gathered over a time interval and raided a jail hideout at Emevor Neighborhood in Isoko North LGA and arrested one Solomon Udanya ‘m’ aged 65yrs
“The following shows had been recovered from him; 100 and thirty rounds reside cartridges, one single barrel prolonged gun, three packets of tramadol, six bottles of codeine and quite a few contraband medication. Investigation is ongoing.”
In one different enchancment, police operatives arrested three suspected armed theft suspects alongside Bomadi-Ohoror freeway.
“On 17/11/2021 at about 1700hrs Eagle internet patrol workers whereas on a stop and search obligation alongside Bomadi-Ohoror freeway intercepted a daylong unregistered bike with three occupants particularly Promise Jonah 27yrs “m” of Mbiama in Ahoada West LGA River state, Friday Frank 29yrs “m” of Esampou Neighborhood in Ekeremor LGA in Bayelsa nevertheless resides in Bomadi and Bekus Ayibe “m” of Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State respectively
Upon a painstaking search on the suspects, one domestically made pistol and two cartridges had been recovered from Promise Jonah.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect Promise Jonah contacted the alternative two suspects and knowledgeable them he has a gun and that they should seek for a bike to steal.
The suspect, Friday Frank who resides in Bomadi boarded a bike and took the unsuspecting bike man to GRA water aspect in Bomadi the place the alternative two suspects bought right here out with the gun and threaten the bike man who submitted the keys and fled. Luck ran out of them when the Police workers intercepted them.
Edafe said that the sufferer has acknowledged all suspects as people who robbed him of his bike. Suspects are presently in custody whereas investigation is ongoing.
“The CP has assured members of most of the people considerably residents of the state that the command will proceed to do its biggest to see that the state is free from crimes and criminality whereas urging them to proceed to companion with the Police by giving useful, credible and properly timed knowledge for environment friendly policing.” he added.