A notorious gun manufacturer, Eze, 69, has been arrested by the Police Command in Enugu State, allegedly specializing in manufacturing firearms and supplying the state to criminals.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, Superintendent of Police Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu State that the suspect was tracked down and arrested on Monday.
Amarizu said the command recovered from the suspect, one locally-made double barrel pistol, four cut-to-size locally-made guns, six short barrel guns and various gun parts ready to be assembled.
Other items recovered included 10 live cartridges, 13 expended cartridges, an electric welding machine, gas cylinders, drilling machines and clamps, amongst others.
The CPRO said that the feat was achieved by personnel of Operation Puff Adder and Anti-Cultism Squad of the command.
The police spokesman noted that the operatives acted on well-gathered and well-coordinated intelligence.
He said that the suspect is a cripple from Umuabi community in Udi Local Government Area of the state.
“He has been allegedly manufacturing firearms which he usually supplies to armed robbers and cultists in the state.
“Suspect also confessed how he manufactured arms and supplied to suspected armed robbers and groups of cultists. The suspect is now helping police operatives in their investigation,’’ he said.
Amaraizu said that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, had applauded the efforts of the operatives and directed the full-scale investigation and diligent prosecutions of the suspect.
He noted that based on the expiry of the ultimatum given for the submission of unlicensed firearms to the nearest police station, an Operation Puff Adder committee was established to begin enforcement of the ban. (NAN)
Do you think that the man should be taken for trial or use an a tool to produce more guns for the goverment for legal use?