ASABA, South-South, Nigeria – Operatives of the Crack Squad of Delta State Police Command on Thursday, says it has arrested a female gunrunner who deals on illegal sales of AK-47 ammunition in the state.
A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Delta State Command, DSP Bright Edafe, said while acting on an actionable intelligence gathered about a woman, Queen Uwagbogu, who deals on illegal sales of AK47 ammunition, raided her premises located close to Effurun Roundabout, Warri.
According to the statement, during the raid, the suspect aged 34 was arrested, and one hundred (100) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered adding that investigation was ongoing.
In a related development, “at about 7:45a.m. on Thursday, operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS), while conducting stop and search at Oworigbala community along Okpara-Oworh road Ughelli, flagged down a Lexus RS 350 black in colour with Reg. No. RBC 811 CY.
“The driver suspiciously offered the operatives money, which they rejected. The driver immediately zoomed off, noticing that the RRS operatives were hot on his trail and closing in on him, he quickly abandoned the vehicle and escaped into a nearby bush.
“The vehicle was recovered, a battle axe, and two (2) Iphones were also recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”
The PPRO further said that operatives of Sapele Division anti crime patrol on same Thursday while on stop and search duty at Amukpe roundabout Sapele, intercepted an unregistered motorcycle with three occupants.
DSP Edafe said the suspects on sighting the police, abandoned the motorcycle, their bags and ran into the bush. “When the bag was searched, two (2) cut-to-size locally made double barrel guns, seven (7) rounds of 7.62 AK-47 live ammunition, eleven (11) live cartridges, and other items were recovered, while investigation is ongoing.
The statement further said, “the remarkable feats are due to the proactive approach to crime fighting adopted by the command in Warri, Ughelli, and Sapele and other areas, as part of measures put in the place to ensure that the state is peaceful and crime free.”
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