By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Police operatives in Delta State have arrested a house wife with a double barrel gun and 26 live cartridges, New Nigerian Newspaper has learnt.
This happened just as police operatives in the state uncovered a total of 340 live ammunitions concealed in a bag containing garri, a food staple.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that the suspects and the ammunitions were arrested and uncovered in separate operations and locations by the detectives.
The police public relations officer DSP Edafe Bright while confirming the report in release on Saturday stated that ” On the 01/10/2021 at about 07:30 hrs Policemen attached to Bomadi Divisional patrol team while on stop and search duty along Bomadi/Tuomo road intercepted a cyclist carrying one Solomon Ebe ‘m’ age 37yrs of Tuomo Community Burutu LGA Delta State carrying bag containing Garri.
The Operative who were discrete in their responsibilities on reasonable suspicion decided to search the suspect and the bag.
Upon search, three hundred and forty (340) rounds of AK47 live ammunition hidden inside the Garri were recovered.
Suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing.
On 29/9/2021 at about 0300hrs acting on credible information Operatives attached to the Command raider squad raided Utuloho Street Ozoro, during which one English double barrel gun and twenty-six 26 live cartridges were recovered in possession of one Ejiro Efemijoghor ‘f ‘, who claimed that the gun belongs to her husband. Investigation is ongoing”.
In a related development, Edafe disclosed that a tricycle, a cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges and some suspected stolen pieces of gold plated jewelries were recovered were also recovered from some suspected armed robbers.
He informed that the hoodlums, numbering four had earlier snatched the tricycle marked No FHR 600 QF at Hausa quarters and headed towards Delta line Warri/ Sapele road.
According to him, the incident occurred at about 9.15pm on 30th September, 2021
Giving details, Edafe said ” On 30/09/2021 at about 2015hrs, the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri acting on a distressed call that a tricycle with registration No FHR 600 QF has been snatched by four armed gang at Hausa quarters and were heading towards Delta line Warri/Sapele road Warri.
The DPO deployed Rapid response team of the Division to go after them. The team on sighting the hoodlums around Warri gave them a hot chase and in the process, one of the suspects named Efe David ‘m’ age 22 years jumped down from the tricycle and was arrested while the other three escaped with the tricycle.
Information was quickly disseminated to other Divisions and vigilantes which fortunately led to the arrest of one of them by vigilante with the snatched tricycle while two of the robbers escaped.
The Vigilantes were over powered by irate mob who delivered instant jungle justice on the suspect.
The tricycle, cut to size double barrel gun with two live cartridges and some suspected stolen pieces of gold plated jewelries were recovered. Investigation is ongoing”