Two young men who boarded a commercial car and were on their way to a destination in Delta State have been arrested after they were found with three pistols, the sum of N316,640 and three mobile phones suspected to have been stolen, the state police command announced on Wednesday, June 16.
The two young men, whose names and ages were given as Kelvin Godstime, aged 20 years and Samson Ekutu, aged 23 years, were arrested by operatives of the Eagle-Net Special Squad who were on routine patrol/stop and search duty along Ughelli-Warri Expressway
They were said to have been arrested inside a Toyota Picnic commercial car with registration number AAA 464 YA which had six male passengers including the two young men and which was heading towards Warri.
It was gathered that when the police operatives flagged down the vehicle, they asked all the passengers to come down for search and during the search, both Kelvin and Samson were found with the three locally-made pistols along with the sum of N316,640 and three phones suspected to have been stolen.
According to a statement by the state police command through its acting Public Relations Officer, Edafe Bright, on the Facebook wall of the command, following the discovery, the two young men were subsequently arrested while investigation is ongoing about their activities.
According to the statement: “Operatives of the Eagle-Net Special Squad, while on routine patrol/stop and search duty along Ughelli-Warri expressway stopped a Toyota Picnic car car with registration number AAA 464 YA with six male occupants.
“The countenance and behaviour of some of the passengers aroused suspicion, hence they were all asked to come down for search.
“While in the process of searching, three locally-made pistols, three mobile phones, power bank and the cash sum of N316,640 were found in possession of two of the passengers.
“The two young men, Kelvin Godstime, aged 20 years of Upper Afisere in Ughelli North Local Government Area and Samson Ekutu, aged 23 years of Ugbogeme of Udu Local Government Area, were arrested in the process.
“Investigation is ongoing after which they will be prosecuted as soon as possible.”