Police nab man with 340 AK47 live ammunition
Police Patrol team in Delta State have arrested a 37 year-old Solomon Ebe with 340 rounds of AK47 live ammunition hidden inside bags of Garri.
The Command’s spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the arrest, said the Police dismantled a gang of suspected armed robbers specialising in hiding ammunitions and other dangerous weapons in bags of garri to evade arrest.
The police attached to Bomadi Division on Friday arrested the suspect while on stop and search duty along Bomadi/Tuomo Road, when they intercepted a cyclist carrying one Solomon Ebe, at Tuomo Community, carrying a bag containing garri in Burutu Local Council.
The PPRO hinted that the police used its discretion to apprehend the suspect on discovery that the bag of garri contained weapons.
“The operative, who were discrete in their responsibilities on reasonable suspicion, decided to search the suspect and the bag. Upon search, 340 was found, hence the suspect was arrested.
Edafe also disclosed that the DPO ‘A’ Division Warri, arrested one suspected armed robber, after receiving a distressed call that a tricycle with registration No FHR 600 QF had been snatched by four armed gang at Hausa quarters and were heading towards Delta Line, Warri/Sapele Road, Warri.
He said the DPO deployed Rapid Response Team to go after the suspects, and on sighting the hoodlums around Warri, the team gave the robbers a hot chase and in the process, one of the suspects named Efe David, 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 led to the arrest of one more member of the gang by the vigilante and the snatched tricycle, while two other gang members escaped.