Operatives of anti-kidnapping unit of Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested one Victor Ogon, a suspected gunrunner and supplier of arms to cultists in the state.
Police spokesman in Bayelsa State, SP Asinim Butswat told journalists in Yenagoa on Wednesday that the arrest followed a tip-off that the suspect specialises in fabricating and selling locally made guns.
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He said that investigation also revealed that the arrested suspect is a member of a dreaded “bobos” cult gang in the state.
“Detectives are on the trail of some of the cultists who had purchased some locally made arms from him,” he said.
“The Commissioner of Police Bayelsa State Command, CP Mike Okoli has called for continued support from members of the public to enable Police succeed in the arduous task of fighting crime and criminality in the State.” He said.