Police foil criminal operation, recover AK-47 rifle in Oyo



The Police Command in Oyo has foiled a operation Bakari, a border village between Oyo and Ogun and recovered an AK-47 rifle while on stop and search operation.


The command’s Public Relation Officer, DSP Adewale Osifeso, made the disclosed in a issued on Monday and made available newsmen in Ibadan.


Osifeso said the operatives attached the command’s Monitoring Unit made the breakthrough on Sunday about 4:30 pm while on a stop and search duty Bakari.


“The suspect spotted the tactical team performing their routine intelligence checks from afar and immediately turned his Bajaj motorcycle flee.


” In swift response, the tactical operatives followed in hot pursuit after the fleeing suspect, who turned the main highway into a pathways leading into a nearby forest, an action that led to a sack falling the back of his motorcycle.


“A cursory look into the content of the sack revealed it was an AK-47 riffle breech number 353913,” Osifeso said.


The PPRO further said that comprehensive investigations was ongoing to not only to apprehend the suspect but to as well crack down his network and supply chain.


He said the Commissioner of Police in the , Ngozi Onadeko, enjoined the good people of the to partner the Police in terms of sharing credible and timely information that would stamp out crime in the . (NAN)