80-year-old female gunrunner arrested in Edo
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.