Operatives of the Delta State Police Command have arrested a 77-year-old welder, Michael Enipozi who specialises in making guns and selling the same to criminals.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Command's spokesperson, Edafe Bright.
According to him, the septuagenarian's arrest was consequent upon the arrest of a 28-year-old Emma Ighodalo, an armed robber who invaded a house along Ozoro/ Ughelli road alongside two other members of his team who escaped.
It was learnt that Enipozi had since confessed to having sold the gun to the suspect, adding that he has been in the business of producing guns for the 20 years.
Also, a 65-year-old man, Solomon Udanya was arrested with “One hundred and thirty rounds live cartridges, one single barrel long gun, three packets of tramadol, six bottles of codeine and various contraband drugs”.
The statement added, “The Delta State Commissioner of Police CP Ari Muhammed Ali, FCIA, psc+ has reiterated that Proactive Policing is his watchword and modus operandi because it is better to prevent crime than reacting to it.
“He said taking the battle to the den of criminals, arresting and prosecuting them will go a long way in deterring the minds of others who are thinking of going into crime.
”Stop and search, intensive patrol and continuous raid of black spots/criminal hideouts and intelligence gathering are part of the proactive policing that the CP has directed Area commanders, DPOS, and tactical commanders to adopt.
”These proactive policing has continued to yield results as the command has recorded yet another major success against crimes and criminality.”
"The CP has assured members of the public particularly residents of the state that the command will continue to do its best to see that the state is free from crimes and criminality while urging them to continue to partner with the Police by giving useful, credible and timely information for effective policing."