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Police Arrest 10 Suspected Gunrunners, Recover Over 42 Guns In Delta

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By Daniel Dafe

The Delta State Police Command has arrested 10 suspected gunrunners in the state.

The police said the Command acted on credible intelligence about a syndicate group that specializes in manufacturing locally made guns, and other arms.

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The Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+ is said to have detailed the State Anti-Cult Unit (SACU) to carry out intensive raids in the said area.

A statement on Wednesday by the police spokesman in the state, DSP Edafe Bright, said the team led by the Commander SACU, SP Christopher Igbaji, on 31/10/2022, raided the hideout in Emuhu Community, Ika North-East LGA, during which, forty-two (42) locally made single barrel guns, six (6) double barrel guns, three (3) pump action guns, two (2) filing machines, and a tool box containing fabricated materials working tools were recovered.

Adding that the suspected ring leader, one Peter Okolie ‘m’ 58yrs and nine (9) others all from Agba Quarters Emuhu were arrested, exhibits in custody and investigation is ongoing.

Meanwhile, the CP has commended the team for the successful operation and assured all residents in the State that the Command will not relent in the fight against crime and criminality, noting that Proactive Policing and Community Police is key in this fight.

He adjured 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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