Police arrest vigilante chairman over illegal possession of firearms in Delta


As a part of efforts to mop up unlawful firearms in its areaL of operations, Police in Ashaka Divisional Headquarters have arrested the Vigilante Chairman of Beneku Unit, Chukwuji Gabriel over illegal possession of firearms in Ndokwa East Native Authorities Space of Delta State.

The police additionally recovered one cut-to-size domestically made pistol and three single barrel weapons from the suspect’s home.

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One other double barrel gun and one pump motion gun had been additionally recovered contained in the ceiling of the Vigilante Chairman’s residence.

Two different double barrel weapons are in possession of two vigilante members who’re presently on the run, DAILY POST learnt.

It was learnt that the Vigilante Chairman was arrested based mostly on data that he had in his possession firearns suspected to have been unlawfully possessed.

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The Police invited the suspect for interrogation the place he confessed that he had three single barrel weapons in his possession.

When contacted for feedback, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Hafiz Inuwa confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a textual content message despatched to our correspondent.

The State’s Police boss mentioned, “Investigation is ongoing.”

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