Police arrest ‘wanted gun dealer’ in Delta

Police arrest ‘wanted gun dealer’ in Delta
May 23
16:51 2023

The police command in Delta has arrested a suspected gun dealer in the Okpe LGA.

Bright Edafe, the spokesperson of the command, on Tuesday, said the suspect was arrested on Monday by the operatives attached to the Orerokpe police division.

Edafe said that the suspect who had been on the command’s wanted list, was sighted on a motorcycle at Okwukoko community in Okpe local government area.

He said Paul Obaware, the divisional police officer in Orerokpe, mobilised the patrol team and members of the anti-cult to trail the suspect upon receiving the information.


“On May 22, the patrol team alongside the local anti-cult embarked on a technical intelligence-led operation and trailed the suspect to his hideout at Okwukoko and arrested him.

“When a search was conducted on him, a locally-made English berretta pistol was recovered from him. Investigation revealed that the suspect was on his way to supply the arm to one of his customers at Jakpa junction, Effurun, Uvwie LGA at the cost of N250,000.

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


In a related case, Edafe said the command also arrested two suspects at the Otefe community, Ethiope west LGA and recovered arms and ammunition from them.

The police spokesperson said one pump action gun, two double barrel cut-to-size, one battle axe and three live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

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