The Nigerian police has intercepted a mini truck conveying 34,865 live cartridges from the neighbouring Republic of Togo through a boarder town in Ogun. The consignment according to the Police was headed for Onitsha, in Anambra state. The command also said that it had arrested three suspects including a Togolese, Isa Muhammad and two Nigerians, Alabi Fayemi and Seyi Bamgbose, in connection with the incident.
The state commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, presented the suspects to newsmen at Imeko Police Station, on Saturday. He said the truck and the suspects were arrested on Friday by a Stop-and-search border patrol team at Olohunda, a border town between Abeokuta North and Imeko Afon local government areas of the State. Iliyasu said the cartridges were neatly concealed inside the truck with registration number KSF 254 XX and was being transported to Onitsha in Anambra State. The Police Commissioner said the suspect offered financial inducement to the officers but rejected it, adding “the extant laws of the land will be invoked on them” (the suspects).
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