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Delta police arrest 10 suspected gunrunners

Operatives of Delta State Police Command have arrested ten suspected gunrunners in Emuhu Community, Ika North-East Local Government Area of the State.

It was gathered that the arrest followed credible intelligence about the syndicate that specializes in manufacturing locally made guns and other arms.

It was gathered that on this premise, the Commissioner of Police for the State Command, CP Ari Muhammed Ali, detailed the State Anti-Cult Unit to carry out intensive raids in the said area.

Consequently, the team led by the Commander SACU, SP Christopher Igbaji, on October 31, 2022, raided the hideout in Emuhu Community, Ika North-East LGA, during which, 42 locally made single barrel guns, six double barrel guns, three pump action guns, two filing machines, and a toolbox containing fabricated materials working tools were recovered.

The suspected ring leader, Peter Okolie (58) and nine others, all from Agba Quarters Emuhu, were arrested with the exhibits.

Confirming the incident, the command’s Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, told journalists that all the suspects are presently in custody while an investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police has commended the team for the successful operation just as he assured residents in the State that the Command will not relent in the fight against crime and criminality.

The CP noted that “proactive policing and community police are key in this fight”.

He urged all to continue to partner with the Command by giving useful, timely, and credible information that will help the Command to nip crime in the bud.

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