By Onome Oghenetega
The Delta State Police Command says it has arrested a member of an armed robbery gang causing terror in Ughelli, Udu and Warri areas of the state.
Also arrested was an 80-year old, Udenmba Ndu Ben, who allegedly repairs the guns of the robbers.
Disclosing this on Thursday in Asaba, the Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke, said the suspect was apprehended with the aid of a handset stolen from a victim.
The suspect, identified as Emmanuel Patrick, 32, is a native of Sagbama council area of Bayelsa state.
According to the police commissioner, the suspect confessed to being involved in three armed robbery operations across the state and gave the names of his partners in crime.
Some items discovered on him include a pump action gun and seven cartridges.
Adeleke stated that he further led the police to the gang’s armoury, where two other pump action guns, four double-barreled guns, one single-barreled gun, one air gun, 274 cartridges, two bulletproof jackets and four bullet holders were recovered.
Meanwhile, the 80-year-old armourer, Udenmba, from Eskusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State, has confessed to the crime.
“Udenmba also confessed to the crime and admitted being in charge of servicing of the gang’s firearms and also supplying them with ammunition. The armourer said he did not manufacture guns, but was repairing, buying and selling arms and ammunition. The team is intensifying efforts towards arresting the other fleeing gang members,” the CP assured.
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