The Nigeria Police Force on Wednesday, January 8, arrested a 32-year-old suspected gunrunner, identified as Samuel Uche, in Mafoluku area of Oshodi in Lagos state.
Daily Trust reports that Uche was arrested by detectives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) while on his way to sell two automatic revolver pistols to a notorious kidnapping and armed robbery gang.
The Lagos state commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu, said Uche has been on the force’s watchlist for allegedly supplying various armed robbery gangs with arms.
Odumosu said Uche was tracked and arrested based on credible information made available to the police.
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The police commissioner said: “He was seen with a black nylon bag, suggesting that he could be the suspect. They trailed him and he was eventually arrested. When searched, two English made revolver pistols were recovered from him.”
“During interrogation, he gave his name as Samuel Uche ‘m’ 32 years old. He confirmed that he brought the pistols to be sold to a gang of armed robbers/kidnappers at the rate of N250,000,” Odumosu said.
He also noted that the suspect would be charged to court once the investigation is concluded.