Akwa Ibom State Police Command said it has arrested one Ekike Hector David, an indigene of Mbiokporo 1 in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area of the state for alleged illegal manufacturing of assorted guns.
The suspect was alleged to fabricate and sell those guns to criminals who use them to rob and terrorize the people of the state.
The police Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, a superitendent of police said these in a press statement issued to our correspondent in Uyo, the state capital on Thursday.
The PPRO said preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a Welder who specializes in making and selling locally made Rifles and other types of guns.
According to the statement, “On the 13th of September, 2021, at about 1pm, Surveillance Team of ‘A’ Division located at Barracks Road, while on routine stop and search operation to stem criminal activities along Uyo Village Road and environs, arrested one Ekike Hector David of Mbiokporo 1 in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area with eight (8) locally fabricated AK47 Rifles, one (1) Pump Action, one (1) pistol and six (6) Dane Guns.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is a Welder who specializes in making and selling locally made Rifles and other types of guns to criminal elements who use same in terrorising innocent members of the Public.”
He added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Amiengheme Andy has ordered discreet investigation into the crime and manhunt for the person’s who patronize the suspect.
He added that the command will continue to protect the people as well as flush out criminal elements in the state.
“CP AMIENGHEME ANDY, psc(+), fdc has ordered for an elaborate investigation aimed at arresting those who enjoy his patronage and other conspirators”, the statement said.14 Lecturers Sacked in Akwa Ibom Varsity Over Sexual Molestations