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Imo police busts gun fabricating factory, recovers arms



The Commissioner of Police in Imo,  CP  Rabiu Ladodo said the command had arrested one Mr Eze Ajoku,  a 63-year-old man in Agwa, Oguta LGA who specialized  in fabricating guns.

The CP who disclosed this on Wednesday, said the suspect was among the 22 other suspects arrested by the police for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and illegal possession of fire arms.

He listed items recovered from the fabricating factory to include one locally made pistol, one 9MM live ammunition, two double barrel pipes and eight single barrelled pipes.

The CP said other exhibits were nine riffle engine stock, two live ammunition and expended cartridges, one drilling machine, nine saw blades among others.

Ladodo further disclosed that a serving member of the Nigerian Police Force,  Insp. Salvation Kpun attached to OPS department in Imo had also  been arrested by the police.

He said the police officer was arrested at Works Layout Owerri in connection with armed robbery, adding that a fleeing member of his gang,  also a serving soldier was  being trailed by the police.

The CP warned that there would be no hiding place for criminal in the state, adding that following the recently launched Operation “Puff Adder” the command was ever ready to combat crime in Imo.