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Police intercept suspected gunrunner, recover AK-47 riffle in Oyo state

Segun Showunmi in Ibadan

The Oyo State Police Command has intercepted suspected gunrunner at a border village between Oyo and Ogun States, while attempting to run away in a motorcycle and recovered AK-47 rifle from him.

Penpushing reports that the Command Public Relations Officer,  Adewale Osifeso, in a statement said  the monitoring unit while on aggressive stop and search duty at Bakari, a border village spotted the suspect from a far who  immediately turned his Bajaj Motorcycle to flee.

The police spokesman said the Tactical operatives engaged in hot pursuit after the fleeing suspect into the pathways leading into  a nearby forest, adding that this led to a sack falling off the back of the suspect Bajaj motorcycle.

Penpushing further reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer explained that a cursory look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 riffle with breech number 353913, adding that comprehensive investigations are ongoing not only to apprehend the suspect but as well crack down his criminal network and supply chain.

The police spokesman said the Commissioner of Police in the State,  Ngozi Onadeko has enjoined the people of the state to partner with the police by sharing credible and timely information.

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