DSS nabs alleged notorious gunrunner Jonah Abbey after 10-year chase

The Department of State Services says it has arrested Jonah Abbey, aka Jonah Idi, alongside his driver, Agyo Saviour, aka, Dan-Wase.

Abbey, who was described as a “notorious gunrunner,” was said to have been on the wanted list of the Service for the last 10 years over alleged arms and ammunition trade.

He 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.

A statement issued by the Service in Abuja on Sunday and signed by Mr. 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.
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