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Police Recover Arms, Ammunition From Abandoned Car In Yenagoa

Posted: Sep 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Igoniko Oduma, Yenagoa

The Police in Bayelsa State said on Wednesday they have recovered arms and ammunition from a vehicle that was abandoned by its driver in Yenagoa.

In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, Asinim Butswat, an Assistant Superintendent of Police, said the police recorded the success on Tuesday, September 22, 2015.

He said that the police recovered two Lar Rifles, Breech Nos. 11H936 and 11H9876 respectively, double magazines, 74 rounds of 7.62 mm live ammunition upon searching the abandoned car.

Others were 28 rounds of 6.62mm live ammunition and one Magnum George F Pump action with breech No. 550 with 8 live AA cartridges.

He said that two red-clothed charms with cowries, NURTW ID Card bearing Augustine Ojoko, one temporary voter’s card bearing Alphanso Eperi and one driver’s licence bearing Souipre Eperi were also recovered from the vehicle.

Butswat said that the vehicle, a Mazda 626 Saloon Car with registration number YEN 415 XA, which had two occupants, was flagged down during a routine stop-and-search operation by a patrol team along Ayama Road in the state capital but it refused to stop.

“The driver of the Mazda car zoomed off. The patrol team pursued them. When they got to the Old Assembly Quarters, Yenagoa, they abandoned the car and escaped.

“Investigation is on and efforts are intensified to arrest the fleeing suspects,” he said.