Police arrest suspected member of Peace Corps with pistol

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The police in Bayelsa State on Thursday confirmed the arrest of a 33-year-old suspected member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria for alleged illegal possession of a pistol.

Police spokesperson in the state, Asinim Butswat, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenegoa the suspect, Seiyefa Okorie, was arrested by a combined effort of the police and 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 organisation’s identity card.

“The suspect confessed that he peddles drugs and robs innocent persons in Yenagoa and environs. Investigation is ongoing,” he said.
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He appealed to members of the public to continue to provide useful information to the police to ensure a safer Bayelsa.

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