The police in Delta State has recovered a vehicle where arms and live ammunitions were cached by members of a notorious armed robbery gang.
BIGPEN understands the items which were discovered along the ever busy Udu road in Udu Local Government Area, were hauled to the Enerhen Police Division of the Delta state Command.
An official said it was a “major breakthrough” in the crime fighting efforts of the police division.
The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Enerhen Division, CSP Muktari Bello, of the station which recorded the “breakthrough”, according to sources, personally went to the scene to conduct preliminary investigations and to assess the recoveries.
A police source who didn’t want his name revealed since he was not authorized to speak, however, disclosed that among the weapons were two AK 47, two cut to size locally made pistols, and over a hundred live ammunitions and live cartridges.
“An Enerhen police station patrol unit who had stationed themselves at a very strategic point at the Enerhen axis on descending the Udu bridge recorded the feat.
“It was at about 11:30am when the a metallic Green coloured Toyota Camry, with Registration number; EFR 289 DC, suspected to have being snatched was being driven by one of the gang member who was accompanied by another who sat on the passenger’s side.
“On sighting the patrol team, as they descended the bridge, the gang immediately park the vehicle off the road as they realised they were being slighted by the police team and took to their heels, swam through the near-by river by the head bridge in order to avoid being arrested.
“The police on approaching the abandoned vehicle then recovered two travelling bags where the two AK 47, two cut to size locally made guns and over a hundred live ammunitions and cartridges were perfectly arranged by the criminals”, the source disclosed.
When contacted on the phone, the Delta state Police Boss, CP Hafiz Inuwa, confirmed the recovery of the weapons and live ammunitions, describing it as one of “the major breakthrough of men and officers under his command”.