Police recover arms, ammunition, cash as suspects flee in Kwara

By Ahmed Ajikobi
Following the deployment of police officers into the state for hitch free Christmas and new year celebration,the operatives attached to the Bode Saadu axis in Moro Local Government Area of Kwara State on routine stop-and-search duty have recovered two AK-47 rifles, seven empty magazines, fifty rounds of AK-47 live ammunition and a sum of N250,000 from the fleeing suspects.
This was contained in the press statement released by the command spokesperson SP Ajayi Okasanmi over the weekend.
The statement read; “one of the major results of the strategy was recorded on December 31, 2022, at about 2300 hrs, along the Bode Sadu axis of Moro LGA, when a detachment of policemen detailed to monitor the axis sighted and flagged down a Bajaj motorcycle operator for a routine check.
“Surprisingly, the rider of the motorcycle jumped down from the motorcycle and ran into the bush. A search of the bag tied to the motorcycle revealed its contents, which include, 1. Two AK-47 rifles; 2. Seven empty magazines 3. Fifty rounds of AK-47 live ammunition. 4. Three Techno handsets; 5. Eleven telephone handset batteries; 6. Criminal charms; 7. clothes, 8. and the sum of two hundred and fifty-five thousand Naira ($255,000.00).”
According to Okasanmi, efforts to arrest the fleeing suspect, who is strongly believed to be one of the kidnappers operating around the border towns of Ekiti, Kogi, and Kwara States are ongoing.
He said that, the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State,Paul Odama has promised to exert the necessary pressure to see that the fleeing suspects and his gang members are arrested.
The command spokesperson noted that, the CP solicited the support of members of the public to always give police information and report all strange activities around them to the public, while further assuring the citizens of the determination of the command to uphold the status of Kwara State as a state of harmony.
“CP,however, assures citizens and residents of the state of their security and safety throughout the holiday season.
“He wished the good people of Kwara State a happy and more secure new year.”
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