A joint squad of police officers and vigilantes in Ozoro Community, Delta State, commanded by CSP Ogedengbe Areguamen, has apprehended Michael Enipozi, a 77-year-old gun runner, and Emma Ighodalo, 28, in the state.
Ighodalo was apprehended with one live cartridge, but two other members of his criminal organization escaped, according to the police.
The claim was corroborated by the Delta State Police Command in a statement signed by DSP Bright Edafe, the Police Public Relations Officer.
He said, “Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he threw his gun away somewhere in the bush as he was running and that he bought the said gun from One Michael Enipozi for the sum of #30,000.”
According to DSP Edafe, “The suspect led the Police to Irri village where the said Michael Enipozi ‘m’ of Irri in Isoko south LGA aged 77yrs was arrested.
“Three double-barrel guns, two single barrel guns, and other tools used in producing guns were recovered from him.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the 77yrs old suspect is a welder who produces guns for criminals and he admitted that he sold the gun to the suspect and that he has been in the business of producing guns for the past twenty years.