Two Tricycle Riders Carrying a Shotgun and Live Cartridges Arrested in Delta

Two tricycle passengers in possession of a locally made, cut-to-size gun and four live ammunition were arrested in Delta state, according to police.

They were arrested during a stop and search duty by operatives attached to Ekpan Police Station in Uwe Local Government Area of the state.

Delta State Police Department DSP Public Affairs Officer Bright Edafe confirmed the message in a statement on Sunday.

He said the police personnel intercepted a three-wheeler carrying four people.

According to DSP Edafe: “One of the passengers escaped by jumping off the building; during a search of the tricycle, a locally made custom gun and four live ammunition were found.

“His other two accomplices, namely 17-year-old Ogheneovo Abednego and 31-year-old Chidi Okpanachi, were arrested, although they claimed the gun belonged to their friend who escaped.”

Edafe said detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

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