Police Intercept Suspected Gunrunner, Foil Criminal Operation
Security personnel from the Oyo State Police Command, Monitoring Unit, on Sunday recovered an AK-47 rifle from a suspected gunrunner who was reported to have evaded arrest.
The report has it that security operatives, led by the Commander, CSP Olusola Aremu, intercepted the weapon while on stop-and-search duty at Bakatari, a community between the boundaries of Oyo and Ogun states.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the Oyo State Command, DSP, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement made available to our correspondent in Ibadan said the gunrunner fled with his Bajaj motorcycle when he spotted the tactical security team from a distance while they were on routine checks.
The men were said to have responded by swiftly going after the suspect into the pathway leading to a nearby forest.
According to the image-maker of the command, a sack reportedly fell from the back of the suspect’s motorcycle while a cursory look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 rifle with breech number 353913.
He disclosed that the command has commenced a comprehensive investigation of the incident while efforts are in top gear to apprehend the suspect and as well crackdown his criminal network and supply chain.
The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, 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.