Imo State police command parade teenager for illegal arms dealing


Men of the Nigeria police, on Monday September 11, arrested a notorious teenager who supplies armed robbers with deadly weapons and ammunitions.
The sixteen-year-old boy, identified as Onyedikachi Iyaka, arrested by for suspected illegal arms dealing and possession of weapons and other police kits.

The teenager, a native of Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the state was paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Chris Ezike, who disclosed that 400 rounds of chained GPMG live ammunition, 1,016 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, one AK 47 empty magazine, one K2 empty magazine and one army camouflage bullet proof vest was recovered from him.

Other exhibits recovered from him according to the CP were, one police bullet proof vest, one blue police raincoat, one green beret cap and one empty ammunition.


Ezike who expressed surprise and was visibly shocked by the quantum of exhibits recovered, said that recovered weapons could shoot an helicopter.
When interviewed, the 16 –year- old suspect acknowledged that he was into the business of selling ammunition. He, however, disclosed that the crime business belongs to his elder brother, identified as Jeff Iyaka, who is now at large.

The teenager said, “I am not the owner of the business, it belongs to my brother, Jeff Iyaka. I sell each packet of ammunition N7,000.”

During the parade, the commissioner recalled that Governor Rochas Okorocha said that all shades of criminals had laid siege to Imo State.

He also said that the governor, who spoke through the Secretary to the State Government, Chief George Eche, presented commendation awards to 28 police personnel for creditable performance in crime fighting.

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