Police have arrested a motorcyclist identified as Garuba Sani for allegedly being in possession of over 20 pieces of ammunition in Oghara, Ethiope West council area of Delta state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspect, Garba was involved in an accident close to Oghara Junction by the Cattle Market along the expressway.
It was further learnt that the sympathisers discovered the suspect had the ammunition on him when they rushed to help him.
The suspect who was beaten up by some sympathisers later alleged that one Seriki in the cattle market sent him to buy the bullets.
Confirming the incident, Chairman of the community, Mr Eghwere said;
“I was in my house when one of my boys called me that they caught a man with bullets. It is like the guy was going to the cattle market. But before he entered the cattle market, by the road, the bike fell down.
“So the bullets fell, about 20 bullets. I was the one that called the police. I called the DCO to come and take the guy. They wanted to burn him. I said no, the police will go and investigate more, and know where he was taking the bullets to.
“Then he mentioned that one Sariki was the one that sent him. That was what he told me categorically. Others heard him, I was not the only one. When DCO came, we handed him over to DCO and I have not heard from him till now.”
The police public relations officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident.
That one Garuba Sanni was caught in possession of ammunition. The Police swung into action and arrested him. He said somebody sent him. The person who sent him now called the name of a woman who sells it and they recovered about 77 ammunition, he said.
Onovwakpoyeya added that the said “Seriki” who sent Sanni, as well as the woman who sold the bullets to him, have been arrested.