Boy Arrested For Gun Smuggling and Possession of Weapons and Other Military Kits in Owerri

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A 16-year-old boy identified as Onyedikachi Iyaka from Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo state, was paraded yesterday by the state’s Police Command for gun running, possession of weapons and other police kits.

Exhibits recovered from him include;  400 rounds of chained GPMG live ammunition, 1,016 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, one AK 47 empty magazine, one K2 empty magazine, one army camouflage bullet proof vest, one police bullet proof vest, one blue police raincoat, one green beret cap and one empty ammunition.

The State’s Police Commissioner, Chris Ezike who expressed surprise and was visibly shocked by the quantum of exhibits recovered, said that recovered weapons could shoot an helicopter.

The arrested 16-year-old who spoke to newsmen, admitted selling ammunition untill the police caught him. But he disclosed that the crime business belong to his elder brother whom he identified as Jeff Iyaka, who is now at large.

The teenager said “ I am not the owner of the business, it belongs to my brother, Jeff Iyaka. I sell each packet of ammunition N7,000.”

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