Arms, Ammunition, $255,000 Recovered From Fleeing Suspect At Kwara Check Point

Kwara State Police Command on Saturday recovered arms, ammunition and $255,000 abandoned by a suspect who was stopped at a check point in Bode-Saadu town, Moro Local Government Area.

Disclosing this in a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, Okasanmi Ajayi said the recovery occurred around 11pm on December 31, 2022 at Bode-Saadu checkpoint where a detachment of policemen stopped the suspect who was riding a Bajaj motorcycle.

He said the suspect jumped from the motorcycle and fled into the bush.

Ajayi said one of the major results of the strategy for the safety of citizens “was recorded on December 31, 2022 at about 2300 hours along Bode Saadu axis in Moro Local Government Area when a detachment of policemen detailed to monitor the axis sighted and flagged down a Bajaj motorcycle operator for a routine check.

“Surprisingly, the rider of the motorcycle jumped down and ran into the bush. A search of the bag tied to the motorcycle revealed two AK-47 rifles; seven empty magazines, 50 rounds of AK- 47 live ammunition, three tecno handsets; 11 telephone handset batteries; six charms, clothes, and $255,000,” the police spokesman said.

He said efforts to arrest the fleeing suspect, who is believed to be one of the kidnappers operating around

the border towns of Ekiti, Kogi and Kwara States are ongoing.

The Commissioner of Police, Paul Odama promised to exert the necessary pressure to see that the fleeing suspects and his gang members are arrested.

He urged the public to always give the police information and report all strange activities around them, assuring of the command’s determination to uphold the status of Kwara as a state of harmony.

He wished the people a happy and more secure new year.


Ibrahim Sheriff is the Editor of Fresh Insight and former Special Assistant on Media to the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly. Although a management science researcher by training, he has over five years experience of practice in Journalism, Public Relations and Communication Strategy. Sheriff holds a Masters Degree in Finance and Bachelors Degree in Banking and Finance from Kwara state University, Malete. He has Certificates in Digital Journalism, Enterprise Creation and Skill Acquisition (ECSA) and Basic Econometrics Data Analysis, as well as Bank of Industry (BoI) Certificate in Business Management. He is also a holder of Diploma in Cooperative Studies from Kwara state Polytechnic, Ilorin.

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