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.