Suspected Peace Corps member arrested with pistol

Suspected Peace Corps member arrested with pistol



A 33-year-old man, Seiyefa Okorie, suspected to be a member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria was on Thursday arrested by the Bayelsa Police Command for alleged illegal possession of a pistol.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Asinim Butswat, made the confirmation to the News Agency of Nigeria in Yenegoa.

He said the arrest was made after a raid on the criminal hideout by a combined effort of operatives of the command and those of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

“In a coordinated raid on criminal hideout at Amarata, Yenagoa, security operatives arrested one Seiyefa Okorie, male 33, a member of the proscribed Peace Corps of Nigeria, and recovered a locally made pistol from the suspect.

“The suspect was arrested fully dressed in Peace Corps T-shirt and was with the proscribed organization’s identity card.

“The suspect confessed that he peddles drugs and robs innocent persons in Yenagoa and environs. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.

Butswat further appealed to members of the public to continue to provide useful information to the police to ensure a safer Bayelsa.

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