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Friday, 2 March 2018

Photo: Female NSCDC official, husband arrested for gunrunning in Imo

Photo: Female NSCDC official, husband arrested for gunrunning in Imo

The Imo State Police Command has arrested an official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)Imo Command, Gloria Ogbonna, 35, and her husband Chukwuma Ogbonna, 50,  for alleged gunrunning.
The couple, both from Umuoba,Umopara in Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State, were paraded before newsmen by the State Commissioner of Police Chris Ezike yesterday March 1st.
Ezike disclosed that the husband was identified as a major supplier of arms to notorious kidnapper E-Money, who was killed during a gun battle with the police last year. He said a team of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in course of their investigation of a kidnap case on February 4th, swooped on the couple at their residential apartment at Area ‘N’, Zone 4, World Bank Housing Estate, Owerri, where some arms and ammunition were recovered.
The Commissioner disclosed that the suspects have confessed to the crime as well as their involvement in the supply of arms and ammunition to some robbers in the southeastern state.
The police boss said items recovered from the couple include 79 pieces of cartridges, forty five rounds of .9 mm live ammunition, 118 rounds of K2 live ammunition, 2 Ak-47 (with empty magazines), 4 pistols, 17 long chief revolver live ammunition, eleven pieces of AK-47 riffles covers, SMG magazine, AK-47 telescope, filling machine, electric shocker, Lar riffle stocking pin, military camouflage, pump action guns, and a double barrel gun.
When interrogated, the NSCDC said she knew nothing about the guns that were recovered from her husband's bedroom. The husband on his part said he only carries out repairs on the guns.



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