An armed robbery suspect and an 80-year-old armourer have been arrested and paraded by the police in Delta State, for allegedly terrorising Ughelli, Warri and Udu environs.
The arrested suspects were identified as Emmanuel Patrick and Udenmba Ndu Ben and according to the State’s Commissioner of Police, Adeyinka Adeleke, Patrick who hails from the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, confessed to the crime and gave the names of other members of the gang.
The 32-year-old suspect who was arrested with a pump action gun and seven cartridges, admitted to partaking in three armed robbery operations in the state and also led the police to the gang’s armoury, where two other pump action guns, four double-barrelled guns, one single-barrelled gun, one air gun, 274 cartridges, two bulletproof jackets and four bullet holders were recovered.
Punch reported that the armed robbery who was arrested alongside his gang’s armourer, Udemba, revealed that he is from Eskusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State.
“Udenmba also confessed to the crime and admitted being in charge of servicing of the gangs 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 added.