By Nathan Nwakamma
Yenagoa – The Bayelsa Police command on Thursday 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 to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) 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.