Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Police recover caches of arms in Festac town, Lagos


Police in Lagos state have recovered caches of arms in the Festac area of the state. The state Commissioner for Police, Fatai Owoseni ‎who disclosed this to newsmen during his weekly briefing, said the recovery was made at 6th Avenue and that two AK 47 Riffles, 24 AK 47 fully loaded magazines, one Browning Pistol and magazine were among the ammunition recovered.

He said that other arms recovered include 951 ammunition of 752 mm size and 1,107 ammunition of 6mm size. He added that the Police is currently carrying out a detailed investigation to ascertain those
behind the stockpile. ‎

Owoseni declined to comment if any arrest has been made. He also disclosed that 28 robbery suspects and two kidnap suspects have been arrested in the last two weeks.

Weapons recovered from the suspects include ‎16 different types of guns, 24 AK 47 magazines, one pistol, 1, 083 ammunition, three cutlasses and 10 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.

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