Abandoned bag containing pump action gun, cartridges recovered by Police
Men of the Delta State police command have reportedly recovered an abandoned sack containing a pump-action gun and six live cartridges from a fleeing suspect.
In a statement issued on Friday, the command’s spokesperson, DSP Bright Edafe, said the recovery was made by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), who were on a visibility and confidence-building patrol along the Asaba-Benin Express Road by Issele Asagba.
He said: “On June 22, at about 10:30 am, operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS), while on visibility and confidence-building patrol along Asaba-Benin Express Road by Issele Asagba, sighted a suspicious-looking young man with a sack bag pretending to be waiting for a vehicle.
“As soon as the operatives alighted from their vehicle, the suspect took to his heels, abandoning the sack bag; he was chased, but he escaped.”
DSP Edafe confirmed that an effort is ongoing to arrest the fleeing suspect.