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Oyo State Police Command Nabs AK-47 Rifle From Suspected Gunrunner

Officers of the Monitoring Unit of Oyo State Police Command, under Commander CSP Olusola Aremu, on Sunday, May 2, 2021, intercepted an AK-47 rifle from a suspected gunrunner who evaded arrest.

The assault rifle was intercepted during a stop-and-search duty at Bakatari, a community in the Oyo state which shares a boundary with Ogun State.

Revealing this development via a statement, the police spokesman in the command, DSP Adewale Osifeso, stated that the gunrunner decided to flee with his Bajaj motorcycle when he saw the tactical officers from a distance while they were executing their routine checks.

The officers, according to Osifeso, responded and went in hot pursuit of the suspect into the road leading to a nearby forest.

This made a sack fall off the motorcycle the suspect fled with.

“A cursory look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 rifle with breech number 353913.

“Comprehensive investigations are ongoing, not only to apprehend the suspect but to crackdown his criminal network and supply chain.

“The Commissioner of Police, Oyo State Police Command, Ngozi Onadeko, enjoins 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 of our collective dreams,” the PPRO stated.

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