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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