Operatives of the Enugu state Police command have apprehended a 69-year old man identified as Cyprian Eze for allegedly manufacturing firearms.
Naija News understands that Eze was arrested in Enugu state where he allegedly specializes in fabricating firearms and supplying to criminals in the state.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Police command,, SP Ebere Amaraizu, said in a statement on Tuesday in Enugu that the suspect was tracked down and arrested on Monday.
In his statement, Amarizu said items recovered from the suspect are; one locally-made double barrel pistol, four cut-to-size locally-made guns, six short barrel guns and various gun parts ready to be assembled.
Other items recovered included; 10 live cartridges, 13 expended cartridges, an electric welding machine, gas cylinders, drilling machines and clamps, amongst others.
Eze was arrested by the personnel of the Operation Puff Adder and Anti-Cultism Squad of the command.
While speaking on the arrest of Eze, the police spokesman noted that the operatives acted on well-gathered and well-coordinated intelligence.
In a report, obtained by Naija News, the suspect is believed to be is a cripple from Umuabi community in Udi Local Government Area of the state.
In the statement, Amarizu said; “He has been allegedly manufacturing firearms which he usually supplies to armed robbers and cultists in the state.
“Suspect also confessed how he manufactured arms and supplied to suspected armed robbers and groups of cultists. Suspect is now helping police operatives in their investigation.’’