An 80-year-old amourer and gun supplier for an armed robbery gang, Udemba Ndu Ben has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command.
The armed robbers that Udemba was allegedly supplying and repairing their guns are said to have been terrorizing the Warri, Ughelli and Udu axis of the state.
Confirming the incident, the Police Commissioner in the state, Adeyinka Adeleke said that one member of the gang, Emmanuel Patrick was arrested and his confession led to the arrest of the their gun supplier.
He also disclosed that the gang’s armoury was uncovered and two pump action rifles, four double-barrelled guns, 274 cartridges, one single-barrelled gun, an air gun, four bullet holders and two bulletproof jackects were recovered.
The CP further said that Udemba confessed to being responsible for repairing guns for the gang.
“The armourer said he did not manufacture guns, but was repairing, buying and selling arms and ammunition,” he added.
It was revealed that the police is intensifying efforts to arrest the other members of the gang who are now at large.