Police arrests 2 suspects for alleged gunrunning
… Recovers 5,564 live cartridges @ Idiroko border
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) recently arrested one Daniel Ofori, a Ghanaian, and one person, Olufumolayo Adeyemo, a Nigerian, both of whom allegedly reside in Accra, Ghana, and are suspected to be behind the supply of arms and ammunition to criminal groups operating in parts of Nigeria.
The suspects, it was gathered, were allegedly arrested at Idiroko, Ogun State, a town bordering Nigeria and the Republic of Benin.
A total of 5,564 rounds of live cartridges were allegedly recovered from the suspects.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Chief Superintendent of Police Frank Mba, said in a statement that the recovered cartridges were allegedly neatly concealed in the engine compartment and the inner crevices of the chassis of a Mercedes-Benz 420 SE saloon car with registration number LAGOS CC 270 FKJ, allegedly driven by the said Daniel Ofori.
The duo, according to Mba, were allegedly intercepted by a Police Border Patrol Team while on tactical anti-crime operations along Atan – Idiroko Road, Idiroko, Ogun State.
Mba stated: “The suspects, who allegedly claimed to have taken off from Ghana via Benin Republic, en route Lagos, are now being investigated by detectives from the Force Criminal Investigation Department, in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police.
“This breakthrough was made possible by recent measures taken by the Force to tighten the noose of security at all the country’s borders, in its avowed determination to cut off the communication and supply chains of international criminal gangs, thereby enhancing the safety and security of law-abiding Nigerians.”
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