The Nigeria Police Force have arrested a Ghanaian, Daniel Ofori and his Nigerian crime partner, Olufumilayo Adeyemo, who were alleged to operate a gun-making factory at a town bordering Nigeria and Benin Republic.
The suspects are alleged to be behind the supply of arms and ammunition to criminal groups operating in Nigeria.
According to a statement signed by the Force spokesman, CSP Frank Mba, the suspects, who were arrested in January 20, 2013, at Idiroko, Ogun State, reside in Accra, Ghana.
Mba said a total of 5,564 rounds of live cartridges neatly concealed in the engine compartment and the inner crevices of the chassis of a Mercedes Benz 420 SE saloon car with registration No: CC 270 FKJ and driven by the said Daniel Ofori were recovered from the suspects.
They were intercepted by a Police Border Patrol team while on tactical anti-crime operations along Attan–Idiroko road.
The suspects, who claimed to have taken off from Ghana via Benin Republic, en route Lagos, are now being investigated by detectives from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police.