Oyo Police Command Intercepts Suspected Gun Runner, Recovers AK-47 Rifle - Penangle | News Portal in Nigeria
Tue. Jun 18th, 2024
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Oyo State Police Command on Sunday intercepted a suspected gun runner and recovered an AK-47 rifle at a community bordering Ogun State in Ibadan, the state capital.

According to a statement signed by the Command’s PRO, DSP. Adewale Osifeso, “the operatives attached to the Command’s Monitoring Unit while on aggressive stop and search duty at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun States at about 1630HRS, recorded yet another breakthrough in the fight against crime and criminality.”

The statement titled: ‘Oyo Police Intercepts Suspected Gunrunner, Foils Criminal Operation’ partly reads:

“The suspect spotted the tactical officers while performing their routine
intelligence driven checks from a far before immediately turning his Bajaj Motorcycle to flee.”

“In swift response, the Tactical operatives engaged in hot pursuit after the fleeing suspect, into the pathways leading into the a nearby forest. An action that led to a sack falling off the back of his Bajaj Motorcycle. A cursory look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 Riffle with breech number 353913.”

“Comprehensive investigations are ongoing not only to apprehend the suspect but as well crack down his criminal network and supply chain.”

DSP Osifeso, in the statement, said the Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko enjoined the good people of the state to partner with the Police in terms of sharing credible and timely information valuable in curbing criminality and birthing a peaceful Oyo State.

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