The Delta State Police Command has arrested an 80-year-old armourer, Udenmba Ndu and one Emmanuel Patrick (32 years old) for alleged armed robbery and terrorism in Ughelli, Warri, Udu and its environs.
The Delta State Acting Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Orisewejie Chuks disclosed in a statement on behalf of the Command.
Chuks said the Police have also recovered two pump action guns, four double barrel guns, one single barrel gun, one air gun, two hundred and seventy four (274) cartridges, two bullet proofs and four bullet folder.
He said the 80-year-old armourer has confessed to the crime and “admitted being in charge of servicing of the gangs arms and also supply them with ammunition.
“The armourer (suspect) said he does not manufacture guns, but repairs, buys and sells arms and ammunition,” the PPRO said.
ASP Chuks said the suspected armourer was arrested during a “discrete investigation” where the Emmanuel Patrick confessed him.
He disclosed that Emmanuel Patrick was arrested through a Nokia phone robbed from a victim following a tip-off by a team of anti-robbery squad led by their commander SP Masoyi Dadi on the 6th of March 2019.
ASP Chuks Emmanuel Patrick and his gang had allegedly terrorised Ughelli, Warri and Udu environs.
He said the 32-year-old Sagbama Local Government indigene of Bayelsa State was arrested with a pump action gun with seven cartridges.
ASP Chuks stated that the suspect confessed to the crime, adding that “He admitted partaking in three armed robbery operations at Uvwie, Ughelli and Udu.”
ASP Chuks stated that the Police Anti-Robbery team is intensifying effort towards arresting the other fleeing gang members.
The Delta State Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke commended the team for the feat achieved, stressing that,”This is a warning signal to all criminals in the command that there is no safe haven for them as no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all criminals in any guise are brought to book.”
Adeyinka vowed to employ every available security apparatus to rid the state of all forms of crimes and criminality while assuring Deltans of police commitment to their safety and security.