ONDO: Man Arrested With Ak47, Pump Action, Cartridges

A 25-year-old man, Destiny Agbaijoh has been arrested with guns, cash and body bags, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The Ondo State Commandant of the NDLEA, Mr. Kayode Raji, while parading the suspect on Wednesday in Akure, said the suspect was arrested during a stop and search operation along Ore-Okitipupa road.

Raji said that the suspect was with one AK-47, one pump action, 91 bullets of 5.56 mm, 16 cartridges and cash of N347,000.

He said that the suspect,attempted to bribe his men on duty with the cash found on him, which his men promptly rejected and took him into custody.

The Commandant said that his command had concluded its preliminary investigation and would hand over the suspect to the Nigerian Police for further actions.

He said, “this suspect was arrested on 20th of July this year, along Ore-Okitipupa road by our men on stop and search operation. Upon search, he was arrested with various arms and ammunition of various kind.

“He was arrested with AK-47, we discovered the breach number has been tampered with, but the magazines has an inscription that looks like the Nigeria Police with three magazines, one pump action and some quantity of ammunition.

“He was also arrested with 91 5.6 mm of live ammunition and 16 cartridges that is for pump action. And again, some money was also seized from him, as a matter of fact, he he begged some officers to go with the money so he could be released,N347,000 of course, it was promptly rejected.

“He was also aressted with strap bags and we asked him what it was used for, he actually didn’t say, he said he would die if he confessed it.

“It looks like bags where they keep dead bodies or mangled bodies of human beings. We have done our preliminary investigation and we are going to hand him over to the Nigerian Police,” he said.

The suspect, Destiny Agbaijoh, told newsmen that he got the bag containing the ammunition inside the bush in one village in Bayelsa State and was into timber business.

When asked why he decided not to carry the bag to the police, after noticing the content of the said bag, he said he didn’t know it would bring problem for him.

“The place that I am working, I saw it in the bush, I saw it in a nylon bag they used to wrap it and I carried it to my village.

“I don’t know it is a problem. I was coming from Bayelsa State and was going to my town after Agadagba (Ese-Odo local government of Ondo State).The money is my own and it was from the Timber I am selling,” he said

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