The Police in AkwaIbom State says it has arrested a welder for allegedly manufacturing and selling locally made guns to criminals in AkwaIbom state.
The suspect Ekike Hector David of Mbiokporo 1 in Nsit Ibom Local Government Area, was apprehended on Monday, 13th September 2012 , Police Spokesman, SP Odiko MacDon, in a statement on Tuesday said the suspect was arrested when a surveillance Team of ‘A’ Division located at Barracks Road, were on routine stop and search operations.
SP MacDon further revealed that Ekike was caught in possession of eight locally fabricated AK47 Rifles, one (1) Pump Action, one (1) pistol and six (6) Dane Guns.
The spokesman also added that preliminary investigations revealed that the suspect sells the locally made rifles and other types of guns to criminal elements who use the same in terrorizing innocent members of the public.
He further noted that the Akwa Ibom Commissioner of Police, Amiegheme Andrew has ordered an elaborate investigation to uncover and arrest those who patronized him and other conspirators. But the suspects says he is a professional welder and engaged to carry out fabrication of dune guns for a movie and that he is not a criminal but a film maker and urge the police to do a proper investigation because he has never done gun running but he is gifted with coupling and uncoupling weapons he lays his hands on.