A 35-year-old suspected gunrunner has been nabbed by personnel of the Delta State Police Command.
This development was confirmed by the state Commissioner of Police, CP Wale Abass, who said the suspect was in possession of four new locally-made cut-to-size guns.
During an intensive stop and search operation at Aragba junction along Aghalokpe road in Okpe Local Government Area of the state, the suspect was said to have been apprehended by a Police Crack Team from Orerokpe Division, assisted by members of the Aragba Vigilante.
The police boss, in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, disclosed that the suspect had concealed the weapons under the seat of his red QLINK Motorcycle with REG.NO: JRT178VH.
He said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect was involved in gun running and that one of his accomplices, known as Ose Ogboyen, sent him to deliver the arms to a client popularly known as “Saputu”.
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According to the police spokesman, efforts to arrest Ogboyen and Saputu are ongoing.
Meanwhile, a 22 year-old man, Halifa Sani, has been arraigned before a Kano State Sharia Court for allegedly causing grievous harm.
The defendant, who lives in Gadon Kaya Quarters, Kano, is facing a one-count charge of criminally causing grievous harm.
The prosecutor, Inspector Abdullahi Wada, told the court that the complainant, one Ismail Nuhu, reported the matter on September on 12 at Mandawari Police Station in Kano.
He alleged that on the said day at about 8:00 p.m., the defendant had an argument with the complainant which led to insults.
Wada said the defendant got angry, took a knife and stabbed the complainant on his hand, injuring him.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened sections 120 and 158 of the Penal Code.
The defendant, however, pleaded guilty to the charges.
The Judge, Malam Umar Lawal-Abubakar, ordered his remand in a correctional centre.
Lawal-Abubakar adjourned the matter to October 4 for summary trial.