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Police Arrest Welder Who Manufactures Guns For Criminals




A welder who allegedly manufactures and distributes locally made weapons has been arrested by the Akwa Ibom State Police.

The manufacturer, Ekike Hector David specializes in making local guns and rifles which he sells to criminals.

The spokesperson for the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, SP Odiko MacDon made a statement on Tuesday, September 14, revealing how Ekike was apprehended.

“On the 13th of September, 2021, at about 1pm, Surveillance Team of ‘A’ Division located at Barracks Road, while on routine stop and search operation to stem criminal activities along Uyo Village Road and environs, arrested one Ekike Hector David of Mbiokporo 1 in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area with eight locally fabricated AK47 Rifles, one (1) Pump Action, one (1) pistol and six (6) Dane Guns,” the statement reads.

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The commissioner of police, CP Amiegheme Andy has given marching orders for a thorough investigation and arrest of his customers.