Two tricycle passengers in possession of one locally made cut-to-size gun and four live cartridges have been arrested in Delta state, the police have said.
They were arrested during a stop-and-search duty by operatives attached to Ekpan Police Station in Uvwie Local Government Area of the state.
The Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer DSP Bright Edafe confirmed the report in a statement on Sunday.
He said the police operatives intercepted a tricycle carrying four occupants.
According to DSP Edafe: “One of the passengers jumped and escaped; when the tricycle was searched, one locally made cut-to-size gun and four live cartridges were recovered.
“His other two accomplices, namely Ogheneovo Abednego, 17, and Chidi Okpanachi, 31, were arrested, though they claimed the gun belonged to their friend who escaped.”
Edafe said detectives are continuing the investigation of the case.