By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Men of the Oyo State Police command on Sunday recovered an AK 47 Riffle from a fleeing suspect at the Ogun/Oyo State border.
According to the Oyo state Commissioner CP Vivian Ngozi Onadeko in a statement issued on her behalf by the command Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), DSP Adewale Osifeso, the AK 47 Riffle was recovered by men of the command during a search duty at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun State.
” Today being Sunday 2/05/2021 at about 1630HRS, Operatives attached to the Command’s Monitoring Unit while on aggressive stop and search duty at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun recorded yet another breakthrough in the fight against crime and criminality.The suspect spotted the tactical officers while performing their routine intelligence driven checks from a far before immediately turning his Bajaj Motorcycle to flee”, she said.
CP Onadeko added, ” in swift response, the Tactical operatives engaged in hot pursuit after the fleeing suspect into the pathways leading into the a nearby forest. An action that led to a sack falling off the back of his bajaj Motorcycle. A cursory look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 Riffle with breech number 353913.”
The CP while stressing that ” comprehensive investigations are ongoing not only to apprehend the suspect but as well crack down his criminal network and supply chain.”, urged the people of Oyo 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.”