DSS Arrest Alleged Notorious Gunrunner After 10-Year Chase
Jonah Abbey, aka Jonah Idi has been running for 10 years.
He was dodging security agencies, preventing them from apprehending him, and he did that for a decade.
He may have forgotten he is on the wanted list, or he just thought the security agencies must have forgotten him.
But he was caught and arrested by the Department of State Services.
A statement issued by the Service in Abuja on Sunday and signed by Tony Opuiyo said recent intelligence indicated that Abbey moved arms and ammunition from Konduga in Borno State to Taraba State through his driver, Saviour.
“It may be noted that subject has entrenched his criminal activities in different parts of the country and as earlier mentioned, has clients especially in Plateau, Ebonyi, Cross River, Enugu and Bayelsa states, among others.
“Indications are that he sources arms from the Republic of Cameroon and parts of the North-East of Nigeria,” Opuiyo added.
Abbey, who was described as a “notorious gunrunner,” was accused of servicing alleged criminal groups in Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Plateau, Nasarawa, and Benue/Taraba axis, including the wanted notorious criminal syndicate led by Terwase Akwaza, aka Ghana, in Benue State.
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