Delta State Police Command has arrested a suspected gun runner who was on the wanted list of the police and five other armed robbers.
One fabricated beretta pistol, one pump action gun, four locally made cut-to-size guns and 13 live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.
According to a release by Police Spokesperson in the State, DSP Bright Edafe, the DPO Oghara Division, SP Suleiman Yahaya Doma led a combined team of policemen from the division and the State Investigation Bureau (SIB) to a criminal hideout in Otefe community Oghara, Ethiope West local government area where the gun runner and other suspects were arrested.
“One Edafe Ajari ‘m’ 29yrs, Wallis Louis ‘m’ 24yrs both of Otefe Community Oghara were arrested and one (1) pump action gun, two (2) double barrel cut-to-size, one (1) battle axe and three (3) live cartridges were recovered.”
The release stated that the Orerokpe Division on Tuesday 23rd May, acting on information received from a member of Okwukoko anti-cult unit arrested one Bibi Asengbe, male, 38 years, a notorious cultist and a gun-runner who has been on the command’s wanted list
The DPO alongside members of the local anti-cult trailed the suspect to his hideout at Okwukoko where he was rounded up and arrested.
A locally made English berretta pistol was recovered from him.
DSP Edafe said the suspect was on his way to supply the arm to one of his customers named Marvin (surname unknown) at Jakpa junction Warri at a cost of N250,000.
“Investigation is ongoing while manhunt for the said Marvin and other accomplices is ongoing”, the release stated.