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Monday, 14 September 2015

Fleeing Robbers Drops Nine, 42 Catridges


The police operatives yesterday recovered nine pump action guns and 42 live ammunition from two fleeing suspected robbers in Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.The weapons were recovered by men of the Area E command led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (APC) Frank Mba.


It was learnt that the weapons were found in a bag abandoned by a fleeing motorcyclist and his passenger, around Seventh Avenue in Festac, during a chase by a patrol team.

Information gathered that patrols have been intensified around the neighbourhood to curb crime.

A source said the incident occurred about 12midnight.

The patrol team, he said, sighted the motorcycle, which was unregistered and pursued it.

According to him, the police were suspicious because the passenger carried a sack.

“We moved forward in pursuit of the bike and as soon as they sighted us, they ran away, abandoning the motorcycle and the sack. We could not shoot because we did not know what was in the sack. But when the sack was searched, we found nine pump action guns and 42 live cartridges,” he said.

Information gathered that patrols have been intensified around the neighbourhood to curb crime.

A source said the incident occurred about 12midnight.

The patrol team, he said, sighted the motorcycle, which was unregistered and pursued it.

According to him, the police were suspicious because the passenger carried a sack.

“We moved forward in pursuit of the bike and as soon as they sighted us, they ran away, abandoning the motorcycle and the sack. We could not shoot because we did not know what was in the sack. But when the sack was searched, we found nine pump action guns and 42 live cartridges,” he said.


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