October 4, 2021
Police operatives in Delta State have arrested a suspected arm robber, Solomon Ebe, with 340 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition hidden inside a bag of garri (cassava flakes).
In a statement on Sunday, the Delta Police Command spokesman, Bright Edafe, said the suspect was caught in the early hours of Friday by officers attached to the Bomadi Divisional patrol team who were on a stop-and-search duty along the Bomadi/Tuomo Road.
According to him, the police operatives had intercepted the 37-year-old suspect, who hails from Tuomo community of Burutu Local Government Area of the oil-rich state, on his motorcycle.
“The operatives, who were discrete in their responsibilities on reasonable suspicion, decided to search the suspect and the bag,” the police spokesman added.
“Upon search, three hundred and forty (340) rounds of AK-47 live ammunition, hidden inside the garri, were recovered. The suspect was arrested and investigation is ongoing.”