A suspect who was armed with locally-made cut-to-size gun concealed close to his private part, has been arrested in Delta State.
He was nabbed by the operatives of the Delta State Police Command.
Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright Edafe, in a statement on Sunday, August 21, said the suspect, Aaron Uko, was arrested by operatives attached to Dragon 26 and Dragon 29 while on intensive stop and search duty along Warri/Sapele road.
"In compliance with the directives of the Commissioner of Police Delta State, CP Ari Muhammed Ali FCIA PSC+, on the need for officers and men of the Command to not only sustain the tempo in curbing crime and criminality but also on the importance of stop and search," the statement read.
"On 19/08/2022 at about 0815hours, Police operatives attached to Dragon 26 and Dragon 29 while on intensive stop and search duty along Warri/Sapele road, intercepted a Volkswagen Jetta commercial vehicle with reg. no. PTN 242 TA, conveying some passengers from Sapele to Warri
"The team subjected the passengers to a search, during which one locally made cut-to-size gun loaded with two live Cartridges were recovered from one Aaron Uko aged 22yrs of Sapele
"Suspect concealed the gun in his body close to his private part. Preliminary investigation revealed that he bought the gun in the year 2018 from a man nicknamed "OSE" for twenty-seven thousand naira(#27,000) and buried it in his house before leaving for Ghana. He was arrested and taken into custody, the exhibit recovered, and investigation is ongoing."