Eagle net operatives of the Delta State Police Command are currently on the trail of a suspected gunrunner that abandoned two cut to size guns hidden inside a bag and escaped arrest in Warri.
Focus Naija can report that the suspect, who was in a mini bus sighted the Eagle Net operatives that were on Aberdeen patrol, alighted then fled.
According to police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, the operatives gave him a hot chase forcing him to dive into a nearby river to evade arrest.
“The suspect on noticing that the Policemen were closing up on him, abandoned the said bag and escaped into a nearby river. Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally made short gun were recovered. Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect, he said.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old Famous Olotu has been detained after he was caught with a locally made cut to size gun loaded with a live cartridge in Oghara.
According to a statement by police spokesperson, operatives led by the Divisional Crime Officer of Oghara Police Station intercepted the suspect during a stop and search duty along Ibori Road.
“On 5/10/2022, Police operatives attached to Oghara Police station led by the Divisional crime officer (DCO) while on stop and search duty along Ibori Road, Oghara in Ethiope East LGA, intercepted one Famous Olotu ‘m’ age 35yrs and subjected the suspect to a search during which, one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him. Suspect was immediately taken into custody and investigation is ongoing.”