Rita Enemuru, Reporting
OPERATIVES of Delta State Police Command have arrested a suspected female arms dealer and recovered guns and cartridges in Warri, Delta State.
The 34-year-old suspect identified as Queen Uwagbogu, who deals in illegal sales of AK47 ammunition, was nabbed by operatives of the Crack Squad on Thursday.
According to a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, about 100 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition was found to be recovered in her premises during the arrest.
That same day, operatives attached to Rapid Response (RRS), during a stop and search duty at Oworigbala community recovered a vehicle, a battle axe, and two Iphones from an on-the-run-driver.
The statement also made mention of the recovery of two cut-to-size locally made double barrel guns, seven rounds of 7.62 Ak47 live ammunition, eleven live cartridges from an abandoned motorcycle at Amukpe roundabout, Sapele.
The statement read thus: “On 18/05/2023, at about 1857hrs, acting on an actionable intelligence gathered about a woman who deals on illegal sales of AK47 ammunition, operatives of the Crack Squad raided her premises located close to Effurun Roundabout, Warri, during the raid, the suspect named Queen Uwagbogu ‘f’ 34yrs was arrested, and 100 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.
“On the 18/05/2023 at about 0745hrs, operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS), while conducting stop and search at Oworigbala community along Okpara-Oworh road Ughelli, flagged down a Lexus RS 350 black in colour with Reg. No. RBC 811 CY, the driver suspiciously offered the operatives money, which they rejected.
“The driver immediately zoomed off, noticing that the RRS operatives were hot on his trail and closing in on him, he quickly abandoned the vehicle and escaped into a nearby bush. The vehicle was recovered, a battle axe, and two Iphones were also recovered. Investigation is ongoing
“On 18/05/2023 at about 2100hrs, while operatives of Sapele Division anti crime patrol were on stop and search duty at Amukpe roundabout Sapele, they intercepted an unregistered motocycle with three occupants, the suspects on sighting the police, abandoned the motorcycle, their bags and ran into the bush.
“When the bag was searched, two cut-to-size locally made double barrel guns, seven rounds of 7.62 Ak47 live ammunition, eleven live cartridges, and other items were recovered. Investigation is ongoing.”