Benue Police Arrests Arms Manufacturers Who Also Train Teenagers On Arms, Recovers 7 Pistols

Benue Police Arrests Arms Manufacturers Who Also Train Teenagers On Arms, Recovers 7 Pistols

Following information gathered about arms dealers along Adikpo – Vandeikya road, police detectives were deployed to the area to clamp down on the syndicate.
And on 15/11/2023 at about 1620hrs, the team bursted their hideout and arrested one Fater Terkula Sunday and Jem Demesugh . On the spot search of the hideout led to the recovery of six (6) locally fabricated barretta pistols and a motorcycle.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Ternenge kpamngu, Terkula Ihyungwa also known as Japan, Aondo kusugh, Chukwudi Udeh and nine others. Additional exhibits recoverd from them include; one locally made barretta pistol, two gas cylinders, one welding cylinder, two welding nozzles and a Sienna bus.

Locally produced pistols recovered by Benue State Police

Suspects confessed that they have been in the business of producing and selling arms as well as training teenagers on arms Manufacturing. Teenagers of less than 13 years were also arrested at the training ground.

In another development, the police says on 23/11/2023 at about 2000hrs, information was received at ‘E’ Division Makurdi that one Mr. Misaq Eke of Mbakiya village, Ugondo District, Makurdi was robbed and his belongings carted away.

During investigation, one Ushahemba Ayoough and Jeremiah Ugborgo were arrested in connection with the case. one locally fabricated barretta pistol was recovered from them.
Suspects confessed to have gone for the robbery with two other gang members who are at large.
Efforts are put in place to arrest the remaining suspects.

SP Anene Sewuese Catherine who confirmed the stories to The SUPREME in a statement on 28/11/23, disclosed that on 21/11/2023 while a police team was onroutine patrol along Barracks road, Makurdi, information was received that one Godspower Oghenerumu, a suspected ritualist (yahoo yahoo), his pregnant wife and five others had arrived Makurdi from Delta State and where carrying out ritual activities. The team rushed to the scene and arrested the spiritual leader, his wife and five others.

During investigation, followers of the ritualist stated that they were involved in some ritual activities in Delta state that did not yield any money as promised, so Godspower told them that the spirit had directed that they should move to Benue where further directives will be given to them on how money will be manufactured. Investigation is ongoing.

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