Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Police Raid Illegal Fire Arms Manufacturing Factory in Benue State

The Police in Benue said has uncovered an illegal firearms factory in Tse-Tyungu Kyado area of the state, with two suspects arrested.

The commissioner of police, Benue command Bashir Makama in a statement on Wednesday said the invasion followed the arrest of one Felix, the wanted suspect.

The statement reads in full:

Following the arrests of one Felix Ioryer of Assasi NorthBank Makurdi on 24/05/2017 based on reliable info, the suspect confessed to have sold a locally fabricated Beretta pistol to one alias 'Bishop' of Abuja for #40,0000. 

During investigation, the suspect led operatives to an arms manufacturing factory at Tse-tyungu Kyado district of Ukum LGA. Two suspects, Purga Tyowa 25yrs and Aondoyavenga 18yrs were arrested with the following exhibits used in arms manufacturing:
- 1 carbon cylinder
- 1 gas cylinder
- 1 sumec generating set
- 1 Dane gun
- 1 fabricated pistol
- 1 filing machine
- 1 drilling machine
- 2 saws
- 1 tool box
- 1 Bagco bag containing tools
- 1 Bajaj motorcycle.
Suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigation is concluded.

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