Police arrest female dealer of AK-47, recovers guns

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The Delta police command on Sunday arrested a woman, Queen Uwagbogu, who deals on illegal sale of AK-47 ammunition to criminals in the state.

The operatives of Crack Squad nabbed the ammunition dealer when they raided her premises located close to Effurun roundabout, Warri.

According to a statement by the police public relations officer, DSP Bright Edafe, “On 18/05/2023, at about 1857hrs, acting on an actionable intelligence gathered about a woman who deals on illegal sales of AK47 ammunition.

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“Operatives of the Crack Squad raided her premises located close to Effurun Roundabout, Warri.  During the raid, the suspect named Queen Uwagbogu ‘f’ 34yrs was arrested, and one hundred (100) rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered. Investigation is ongoing. 

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Again, PPRO said, “on the 18/05/2023 at about 0745hrs, operatives attached to Rapid Response Squad (RRS), while conducting stop and search at Oworigbala community along Okpara-Oworh road Ughelli, flagged down a Lexus RS 350 black in colour with Reg. No. RBC 811 CY.

He said “the driver suspiciously offered the operatives money, which they rejected. The driver immediately zoomed off, noticing that the RRS operatives were hot on his trail and closing in on him; he quickly abandoned the vehicle and escaped into a nearby bush. 

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 “The vehicle was recovered, a battle axe, and two (2) I Phones were also recovered. Investigation is ongoing. (Blueprint)

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