In Akwa Ibom, police apprehend a welder who specializes in manufacturing and selling locally made guns to criminals.
Ekike Hector David, a suspected gun maker, was detained by Akwa Ibom State Police Command officers.
The suspect, a welder, specializes in making and selling locally made rifles and other sorts of weaponry to criminals, according to the command’s spokesperson, SP Odiko MacDon, who revealed this in a statement on Tuesday, September 14.
“On the 13th of September, 2021, around 1pm, the Surveillance Team of the ‘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 locally fabricated AK47 rifles, one (1) Pump Action, one (1) pistol, and six (6) Dane Guns,” according
“A preliminary inquiry found that the suspect is a welder who specializes in constructing and selling locally made Rifles and other sorts of weaponry to criminal elements who use them to terrorize innocent members of the public,” according to the statement.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Amiegheme Andy has ordered for an elaborate investigation aimed at arresting those who enjoy his patronage and other conspirators.