Delta State Police Command has busted an armed robbery gang terrorizing Urhobo communities of Ughelli, Warri, Udu and environs, arresting a 62-year-old gang member and a 80-year-old armourer.
The breakthrough was recorded on the 6th of March, 2019, after a member of the syndicate, Emmanuel Patrick, was tracked down through one of the Nokia phones they stole from a victim.
The suspect, aged 62, was arrested in possession of a pump action gun with seven cartridges. He admitted partaking in three armed robbery operations in Uvwie, Ughelli and Udu.
He later led the police to the gang’s armory where two other pump action guns, four double barrel guns, one single barrel gun, one Air gun, 274 cartridges, 2 bulletproof vests were recovered.
The gang’s armourer, an 80 year-old man who identified himself as Udenmba Ndu Ben, from Anambra State, has also been arrested. The said police team is intensifying efforts to arrest the other fleeing gang members.