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Police arrest 77-year-old gunrunner and 65-year-old man with 130 live ammunition, drugs in Delta

Police arrest 77-year-old gunrunner and 65-year-old man with 130 live ammunition, drugs in Delta

Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a 77-year-old gun runner Michael Enipozi and 65-year-old Solomon Udanya present in possession of 130 reside ammunition. 


Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, in an announcement on Sunday, November 21, stated the suspects have been arrested Isoko South and North Local Government Areas of the state. 


“On 20/11/2021 at about 0500hrs following a distressed call that three suspected armed robbers were in the premises of one man (name withheld) along Ozoro/ Ughelli road. The DPO Ozoro Division CSP Ogedengbe Areguamen led a combined team of Police/vigilante to the scene,” he acknowledged.


“The suspected armed robbers on sighting the police groups took to their heels and the workforce gave them a sizzling chase throughout which 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 within the bush as he was operating and that he purchased the stated gun from One Michael Enipozi for the sum of #30,000


“The suspect led the Police to Irri village the place the stated Michael Enipozi ‘m’ of Irri in Isoko south LGA aged 77yrs was arrested. Three double barrel weapons, two single barrel weapons and different instruments utilized in producing weapons have been recovered from him


“Preliminary investigation revealed that the 77yrs old suspect is a welder who produces guns for criminals and he admitted that he sold the gun to the suspect and that he has been in the business of producing guns for the past twenty years. Manhunt for the other two fleeing suspects is ongoing.” he added.


Edafe additional disclosed that on November 19, 2021, at about 4:30p.m, operatives hooked up to the Command raided a prison hideout at Emevor neighborhood in Isoko North LGA and arrested Udanya. 


“On 19/11/2021 at about 1630hrs Operatives hooked up to the Command crack squad in whole compliance with the directive of the Delta state Commissioner of Police on steady raiding of black spot/prison hideouts acted on intelligence gathered over a time frame and raided a prison hideout at Emevor Community in Isoko North LGA and arrested one Solomon Udanya ‘m’ aged 65yrs


“The following exhibits were recovered from him; One hundred and thirty rounds live cartridges, one single barrel long gun, three packets of tramadol, six bottles of codeine and various contraband drugs. Investigation is ongoing.” 



In one other growth, police operatives arrested three suspected armed theft suspects alongside Bomadi-Ohoror highway.


“On 17/11/2021 at about 1700hrs Eagle net patrol team while on a stop and search duty along Bomadi-Ohoror road intercepted a daylong unregistered motorcycle with three occupants namely Promise Jonah 27yrs “m” of Mbiama in Ahoada West LGA River state, Friday Frank 29yrs “m” of Esampou Community in Ekeremor LGA in Bayelsa but resides in Bomadi and Bekus Ayibe “m” of Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State respectively


Upon a painstaking search on the suspects, one regionally made pistol and two cartridges have been recovered from Promise Jonah. 


Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect Promise Jonah contacted the opposite two suspects and informed them he has a gun and that they need to search for a bike to steal.


The suspect, Friday Frank who resides in Bomadi boarded a motorbike and took the unsuspecting bike man to GRA water facet in Bomadi the place the opposite two suspects got here out with the gun and threaten the bike man who submitted the keys and fled. Luck ran out of them when the Police workforce intercepted them.


Edafe stated that the sufferer has recognized all suspects as those that robbed him of his bike. Suspects are at the moment in custody whereas investigation is ongoing.


“The CP has assured members of the public particularly residents of the state that the command will continue to do its best to see that the state is free from crimes and criminality while urging them to continue to partner with the Police by giving useful, credible and timely information for effective policing.” he added.



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