Oyo State Police command, on Monday, stated that it has recovered an AK-47 rifle from a suspected gunrunner who has been terrorising some residents of Oyo and Ogun states.

The command, in an announcement made accessible to DAILY POST Monday morning by its Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso stated that the suspect who ran away right into a bush was noticed by the operatives connected to the command’s monitoring unit whereas on aggressive cease and search responsibility.

He added that the suspect was noticed by the police operatives round 1630 hrs at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun states.

Osifeso defined that efforts by the Police to arrest the suspect proved to be abortive however some gadgets have been recovered from him.

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One of many gadgets recovered from the suspect in keeping with the Police Spokesman is an AK-47 rifle with breech quantity 353913.

He stated, “Immediately being Sunday 2/05/2021 at about 1630HRS, operatives connected to the Command’s Monitoring Unit whereas on aggressive cease and search responsibility at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun have recorded one more breakthrough within the struggle in opposition to crime and criminality.

“The suspect noticed the tactical officers whereas performing their routine intelligence-driven checks from afar earlier than instantly turning his Bajaj Motorbike to flee.

“In swift response, the Tactical operatives engaged in sizzling pursuit after the fleeing suspect, into the pathways main into a close-by forest, an motion that led to a sack falling off the again of his bajaj Motorbike. A cursory look into the content material of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 Rifle with breech quantity 353913.

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“Complete investigations are ongoing not solely to apprehend the suspect however as nicely crack down his prison community and provide chain.

“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko, enjoins the great folks of the state to companion with the Police by way of sharing credible and well timed info priceless in curbing criminality and birthing a peaceable Oyo State of our collective desires.”Oyo/Ogun border

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