Today23 May, 2022

Suspects conceal AK-47 riffles, ammunition in bags of beans

Suspects conceal AK-47 riffles, ammunition in bag of beans

A statement issued by Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in Abuja on Friday has revealed that two AK47 Rifles and 51 rounds of live ammunition recently recovered by Operatives of the Force Intelligence Bureau Intelligence Response Team (FIB-IRT) from crime suspects were actually concealed in a bag of beans before they were recovered.
The statement says the ammunitions concealed in beans bag were recovered from one Badong Audu on 26th April, 2022 at Namu Village following credible intelligence of an impending arms movement from Jos, through Nasarawa state, to the Eastern part of the country, which also led to the arrest of ‘two other suspects, one Badong Audu, aged 48 years old of Namu Village in Plateau State, and one Chimezie Okolie aged 44 years old, of Ekwusigo in Anambra State, both males.’ were arrested following credible intelligence.’
According to the statement, the police investigation also led to the arrest of the suspected receiver of the ammunitions, Chimezie Okolie, at Nasarawa State, where he had been waiting to take delivery of the arms and ammunition concealed in the bag of beans.
The statement further reads: “The gallant operatives of the FIB-IRT, acting on a tip off that a DAF Truck carrying 45,000 litres of premium motor spirit (PMS), had been hijacked at Saminaka Village, Niger State at gun point and the occupants abducted, equally mobilized and intercepted the hoodlums at Lambata Area of Niger State, where the truck was recovered and four suspects were arrested. The operatives, with the aid of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers’ Association Suleja Depot, were able to recover the PMS which had been discharged by the suspects.

“The Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, while commending the FIB-IRT operatives for the successes recorded, assured of the Force’s commitment to dutifully following up on established cases, conclusively investigating such with a bid to bring all persons found wanting to justice. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigations,” the statement adds.

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