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 out there 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 objects have been recovered from him.

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One of many objects recovered from the suspect in accordance 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 battle towards 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 properly crack down his felony community and provide chain.

“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, CP Ngozi Onadeko, enjoins the nice individuals of the state to accomplice with the Police when it comes to sharing credible and well timed info precious in curbing criminality and birthing a peaceable Oyo State of our collective goals.”Oyo/Ogun border

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