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Movie Producer Arrested For Illegal Possession Of Arms



A Nollywood producer and actor, Mike Omoruyi, has been arrested by the Delta State Police Command.

Omoruyi was arrested in Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state.

This much was disclosed by the Acting Spokesperson of the command, DSP Bright  Edafe.

According to a statement released by Edafe on Saturday, June 19, the producer and artiste was arrested for illegal possession of arms after he rented them for a movie production.

“On the 15/6/2021 at about 1245hrs, Police Operatives attached to the Delta State Police Rapid Response Squad, while on patrol along Obiaruku/Umuebu road intercepted and arrested one Mike Omoruyi ‘m’ 38yrs of Odo Street Obiaruku, when search was carried out, the operatives recovered one Lar rifle without magazine, one fabricated AK 47 rifle, one Air rifle, one Pump action, one English double barrel gun and two toy guns from him,” the statement read.

Further, the statement said: “Investigation later revealed that the suspect happens to be a Nollywood producer who hired the above mentioned guns for film production.

“Further investigation led to arrest of the suspected gun runner, one Chief Otuya Josiah ‘m’ 57yrs of Umuebu community who confessed renting same to the first suspect at cost of fifty thousand naira (N50,000.00) for film production. Investigation is ongoing,” the statement added.

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