80-year-old fe­male gun­run­ner ar­rested in Edo

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

An 80-year-old woman, Madam Com­fort Izeomwen, has been ar­rested and pa­raded by the Edo State Po­lice Com­mand over gun run­ning.

The woman’s part­ner, Stella Omobude, 48, was ear­lier nabbed with 32 live car­tridges, Daily Trust gath­ered.

Edo State Po­lice Com­mis­sioner, Chris Ezike, who pa­raded the sus­pects along­side 71 oth­ers, said based on in­for­ma­tion, op­er­a­tives of the tac­ti­cal unit of the com­mand raided Evbueren vil­lage, along Benin/Auchi road, where Stella was ar­rested.

He said her con­fes­sion led to the ar­rest of the oc­to­ge­nar­ian at Ekae vil­lage, Benin City, with 68 live car­tridges.

Ezike said a mob-up op­er­a­tion also led to the ar­rest of Mon­day Obaseki and Ita Ehiozefe, aged 38 and 40 re­spec­tively.

Speak­ing­with­jour­nal­ist­sat thecom­mand­head­quar­ters, the oc­to­ge­nar­ian said she sold each car­tridge at N250.

“I sell to them at N250, but I don’t know what they do with it. That is what I do for a liv­ing,” she said.

L-R: Sen­a­tor Kabiru Gaya (rep­re­sent­ing Sen­ate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki) and Deputy Speaker of the House of Reps Yus­suff Su­lai­mon La­sun at the In­ter-Par­lia­men­tary Union Con­fer­ence hold­ing in Geneva, Switzer­land.

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