Crime

Osun Police Nab Two Gun-manufacturing Brothers

By Timothy Agbor, Osogbo

The Osun State Zone X1 Anti-Robbery team of the Nigerian Police Force have nabbed two brothers suspected to be manufacturing illegal arms in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, southwest Nigeria.

The middle aged suspects who claimed they are blacksmiths trained by their late father are Messrs. Musbau Raji and Kamal Raji.

The Acting Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Zone X1 Command headquarters, ASP Sola Babalola, stated in a press release made available to our correspondent that the zonal team led by ASP Bolaji Alao Mutiu arrested one Adeyemi Wasiu in possession of a locally made gun.

According to him, the arrest was made at Abiola Oloke Estate, Osogbo on 20th May 2014 following a tip off which indicate that the suspect is a security guard and fond of firing arm into the air every night at the location.

Further investigation led to the arrest of two brothers at Ita Olokan area along Ilesa/Osogbo road, in the state at their workshop where they manufacture locally made guns.

ASP Babalola said: “what we recovered at the premises were nine newly manufactured single barrel guns; two locally made single barrel guns; six damaged single barrel guns; ten live cartridges and 82 expended cartridges.

“Both suspects claimed that they are blacksmiths trained by their late father who was in the business for over 15 years.

“They also confessed that they have been selling the guns to local hunters within and outside the state”.
The Command promised to arraign the suspects in court as soon as investigation was completed.

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