Police in Bayelsa nab 33-year-old Peace Corps member for alleged illegal possession of pistol

Police in Bayelsa nab 33-year-old Peace Corps member for alleged illegal possession of pistol

- A member of the Peace Corps in Bayelsa, Seiyefa Okorie, has been arrested by the police

- Okorie, as confirmed by the command's spokesperson, DSP Asinim Butswat, was nabbed for being in possession of a pistol

- Butswat revealed that Okorie's arrest came about through the joint effort of the police and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

The police command in Bayelsa on Thursday, June 14, confirmed the arrest of one Seiyefa Okorie, a 33-year-old suspected member of the Peace Corps of Nigeria for alleged illegal possession of a pistol.

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The command’s spokesperson, DSP Asinim Butswat, made the confirmation in Yenagoa, the state capital, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

He said the arrest was effected by a combined effort of operatives of the command and those of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Butswat said: “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 drug and robs innocent persons in Yenagoa and environs. Investigation is ongoing.”

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

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the national commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Dickson Akoh, was on Tuesday, June 12, discharged of the 13-count criminal charges prefered against him by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Kpotum Idris.

The Nigeria police had, in March 2017, slammed Akoh with a 90-count charge but later amended it to 13-count charge, after it was observed that most of the charges were repetitive.

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Source: Naija.ng

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