DELTA POLICE COMMAND ARREST A SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBER WITH 60 AK-47 BULLETS IN CANVAS SHOES.Adunni Adetola
A young man who the police described as a suspected armed robber has been arrested after he was found with 60 AK-47 bullets hidden inside a pair of canvas shoes which he kept in a bag while travelling in a commercial vehicle, the Delta State Police Command announced on Monday, October 25.
The man, whose name was given as Patrick Anthony, aged 36 years, was arrested by operatives of the Dragon Patrol Team of the state police command while on stop-and-search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Mercy City, Effurun, when they flagged down a commercial bus heading from Warri to Sapele.
It was gathered that when the vehicle and the occupants were searched, Anthony was found with 60 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition neatly concealed inside a pair of canvas shoes which belonged to him inside his bag. He was promptly arrested.
Available information provided by the state police command on Monday through its Public Relations Officer, Bright Edafe, disclosed that the suspected armed robber had given useful information to the police about how he was able to get the 60 bullets.
The information also disclosed that the man is currently under investigation after which he will be prosecuted in the court of law.
Part of the statement read: “Operatives of the Dragon Patrol Team of the state police command, while on stop-and-search duty along Warri-Sapele road by Mercy City Effurun, flagged down one Toyota Picnic commercial vehicle heading from Warri to Sapele.
“Upon search of the vehicle and occupants, 60 rounds of AK-47 live ammunition neatly concealed inside a pair of canvas shoes in a bag were recovered from one of the passengers named Patrick Anthony, aged 36 years.
“He has given useful information to the police about his activities and more investigations are ongoing after which he will be prosecuted in the court of law.”
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