Breaking: 34,865 Live Cartridges Headed For Anambra From Togo Intercepted In Ogun

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The Ogun State Police Command had intercepted a mini truck conveying 34,865 live cartridges from neighbouring Republic of Togo through a Nigerian boarder town in Ogun State to Onitsha in Anambra State.

The Ogun State Police Command had intercepted a mini truck conveying 34,865 live cartridges from neighbouring Republic of Togo through a Nigerian boarder town in Ogun State to Onitsha in Anambra State.

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The command also said 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.

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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: Lagos 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 they rejected it, adding:

“The extant laws of the land will be invoked on them.”“Our operatives on border patrol led by ACP Shettima Muhammad while on routine patrol of the border area on Friday, based on intelligence report, intercepted a Toyota Dyna Mini truck with registration number KSF 254 XX with some cartons neatly concealed therein.

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“The mode of the concealment aroused the suspicion of our men, who stopped the vehicle and properly searched it.“Upon the search, 34,865 live cartridges were discovered in cartons neatly concealed inside the vehicle.”Iliyasu explained that the police have commenced further investigations into the matter and would soon charge the suspects to court.Muhammad, who is the prime suspect, told journalists that one of his Nigerian customers based in Onitsha gave him the vehicle to help him drive.