Police arrests suspected gun runner in Delta


Police operatives in Delta have arrested a suspected gun runner in Okpe local government area of the state.

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The spokesman for the state police command, DSP Bright Edafe told journalists on Tuesday in Warri that the suspect was arrested by the operatives attached to the Orerokpe Police Division on Monday.

He said the suspect who had been on the command’s wanted list, was sighted on a motorcycle at Okwukoko community in the area.

Edafe said: “The Divisional Police Officer, Orerokpe division, SP Paul Obaware, upon receiving the information, mobilised the division’s patrol team alongside members of the anti-cult squad to trail the suspect.

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“On May 22, the team embarked on a technical intelligence-led operation and trailed the suspect to his hideout at Okwukoko where he was arrested.

“A locally-made English berretta pistol was recovered from the suspect.

“Investigation revealed that the suspect was on his way to supply the arm to one of his customers at Jakpa junction, Effurun, Uvwie local government area at the cost of N250,000.

“Investigation and manhunt for the said customer and other accomplices are ongoing.”

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