The Oyo state police command has recovered an AK 47 Rifle from a suspected Gunrunner.
Operatives attached to the Command’s Monitoring said the arm was recovered while on a routine check at Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun states.
A press statement by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer Wale Osifeso revealed that the suspect spotted the tactical officers while performing their routine before immediately turning his Motorcycle to flee.
According to the statement, in a swift response, the police operatives engaged in hot pursuit after the suspect, into the pathways leading into a nearby forest. An action that led to a sack falling off the back of his Motorcycle
A closer look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 Rifle with batch number 353913.
While Investigations are ongoing to apprehend the suspect, the Commissioner of Police, Oyo State, Ngozi Onadeko in her reaction urged the people of the state to report any case of criminality around them.