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Member Of Peace Corps With Pistol Arrested By Police In Bayelsa

On Thursday, the Bayelsa Police command 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.

The Command’s spokesperson, DSP Asinim Butswat, made the confirmation in Yenegoa.

He said the arrest was effected 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 appealed to members of the public to continue to provide useful information to the police to ensure a safer Bayelsa.

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