Three pistols and four guns have been recovered by policemen of the Delta State Police Command and a vigilante group who stormed the hideout of a robbery gang after the arrest of one of the members, the police command announced on Tuesday.
The member of the gang, whose name was given as Kingsley Vejeta, was said to have been arrested by men of the Agbarho Division in conjunction with the community's vigilante group following information received about how he and the gang members were terrorizing residents of Agbarho, Ughelli and their environs.
(Caption): The arrested man and the weapons said to have been recovered from the gang, as posted by the state police command on Tuesday.
It was gathered that following the receipt of the complainant, the operatives stormed his hideout and arrested the young man who was also said to be a cultist.
However, during the course of his interrogation, he was said to have led the police operatives and vigilantes to the hideout of the other gang members at 2:00 a.m. at Ekrehavwe in Agbarho where, on sighting the operatives, they were said to have taken to their heels.
According to a statement by the state police command through its Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, and posted on the Twitter handle of the command on Tuesday, at the hideout, seven weapons comprising three pistols and four guns as well as four live cartridges were recovered from there.
The statement added that the man had given more useful information to the police operatives while a manhunt had been launched to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
Below are screenshots of some of the tweets about the matter:
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