Anambra State Police Command, yesterday, said it recovered another arms stockpile at Umuihefula, Umuaku village in Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of the state and arrested the suspected kingpin (names withheld), following information allegedly volunteered by the suspect’s parents.
The suspect was said to belong to the notorious gang led by one Olisa Ifedike, whose houses were demolished in Oraifite last week, following the discovery of large cache of arms and ammunition in his compound.
However, another suspect (names withheld) said to be from Ezumeri, Oraifite in Ekwusigo Local Government Area, is said to be on the run with the police on his trail.
Items recovered by the police at Uli, included 27 AK-47 rifles, with numbers 56-2401697, 56-2520707; one type 06 rifle; one rocket grenade; three rocket propellers; 770 rounds of 7.62mm life ammunition and nine chains, allegedly used on kidnapped victims.
State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Raphael Uzoigwe, could not confirm the development, but Vanguard gathered that the suspect is being detained at SARS headquarters.