Police discover illegal firearm factory in Abuja, arrest three

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has arrested three suspects after discovering an illegal firearms factory in Shenagu Village , the News Agency of Nigeria reports .
The FCT Commissioner of Police , Sadiq Bello, identified the suspects as Philip John , who allegedly owned the factory ; Onyegabueze Okpara , the supplier of ammunition ; and Joseph Bulus , the distributor.
The CP told journalists that a fabricated revolver pistol cylinder, four Dane guns, one double - barrelled gun , one single - barrelled gun , two live cartridges and six Dane gun muzzles were recovered from the suspects .
Also recovered were four single - barrelled muzzles , six gun frames , two gun muzzle springs , one manual motor drill and various tools used in the making of weapons .
According to Bello , John confessed during interrogation that he had been in the business for 17 years .
He allegedly sold single - barrelled guns for N 20, 000 each and Dane guns for N 10 , 000 each .
It was learnt that Okpara , who had disguised as a bicycle spare parts dealer , was arrested with the items at Kaita market and suspected to be planning to sell them to criminals .
Okpara reportedly told the police that he had been in the business since 1997 .
He reportedly confessed that a pack containing 25 pieces of live cartridge was sold for N 12 , 000, while single cartridges were sold for N 500 each .