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

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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 Vibrant Edafe, in a press release on Sunday, November 21, stated the suspects had been arrested Isoko South and North Native Authorities Areas of the state. 

 

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“On 20/11/2021 at about 0500hrs following a distressed name that three suspected armed robbers had been within the premises of 1 man (identify withheld) alongside Ozoro/ Ughelli highway. The DPO Ozoro Division CSP Ogedengbe Areguamen led a mixed staff of Police/vigilante to the scene,” he acknowledged.

 

“The suspected armed robbers on sighting the police groups took to their heels and the staff gave them a scorching 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

 

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

 

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“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 had been recovered from him

 

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the 77yrs previous suspect is a welder who produces weapons for criminals and he admitted that he bought the gun to the suspect and that he has been within the enterprise of manufacturing weapons for the previous twenty years. Manhunt for the opposite two fleeing suspects is ongoing.” he added.

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Edafe additional disclosed that on November 19, 2021, at about 4:30p.m, operatives connected 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 connected 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 period and raided a prison hideout at Emevor Neighborhood in Isoko North LGA and arrested one Solomon Udanya ‘m’ aged 65yrs

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“The next displays had been recovered from him; 100 and thirty rounds reside cartridges, one single barrel lengthy gun, three packets of tramadol, six bottles of codeine and numerous contraband medicine. Investigation is ongoing.” 

 

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

 

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

 

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“On 17/11/2021 at about 1700hrs Eagle web patrol staff whereas on a cease and search obligation alongside Bomadi-Ohoror highway intercepted a daylong unregistered motorbike with three occupants specifically Promise Jonah 27yrs “m” of Mbiama in Ahoada West LGA River state, Friday Frank 29yrs “m” of Esampou Neighborhood in Ekeremor LGA in Bayelsa however resides in Bomadi and Bekus Ayibe “m” of Ekeremor LGA of Bayelsa State respectively

 

Upon a painstaking search on the suspects, one domestically made pistol and two cartridges had 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 motorbike to steal.

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The suspect, Friday Frank who resides in Bomadi boarded a motorcycle 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 staff intercepted them.

 

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

 

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“The CP has assured members of the general public significantly residents of the state that the command will proceed to do its greatest to see that the state is free from crimes and criminality whereas urging them to proceed to companion with the Police by giving helpful, credible and well timed data for efficient policing.” he added.

 

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

 

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