Rivers State Police Command has arrested a person suspected to be supplying weapons to cultists and kidnappers within the state.
State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Usman Belel, disclosed this yesterday, when he paraded the suspect, Uche Ogbuka, alongside different 20 criminals arrested at totally different elements of the state.
Belel stated Ogbuka was arrested in Rumuji neighborhood in Emohua Native Authorities Space of the state, by the operatives of anti-cultism unit (ACU) and males of the Rumuji Police Station.
Addressing the press in Port Harcourt, the state police boss famous that the achievement was a results of police elevated effort to finish crime within the state, including that the command has improved its crime-fighting technique.
Belel famous that Ogbuka provided weapons to the criminals and cultists terrorising the East-West Highway, including that the suspect bought over six rifles to kidnappers within the state.
Nevertheless, Ogbuka has expressed worries that his confederate within the crime, who, he stated, hails from Anambra State, has been launched.
He disclosed that he was a hunter and had contact of the gunrunner in Anambra State, who provided weapons and ammunition for him, including that the identical man offered the weapons he sells to cultists.
He stated: “I’m a civil servant. I work in court docket. Earlier than I obtained the job, I used to be a hunter. There was a person, who was supplying me cartridges after I was into searching. “Final month, he referred to as me to say that police arrested him. Once I obtained there, the police stated he indicted me in his assertion. He stated he gave me one pump actions final 12 months. I informed him that I gave it to ‘Uchman,’ the particular person he stated I ought to give it to.
“When police obtained Uchman, he (Uchman) accepted I gave him the gun. However, the man (Uchman) escaped from the police custody. I’ve provided 5 pump motion weapons, however they got here from my buyer in Anambra State.
“He brings the weapons. Police have launched the person and introduced me right here. He’s the one that brings the weapons. I’m not a legal.”