Few days after a man was arrested while burying gun at Oniru Beach in Lagos, the Ogun State Police Command has arrested a middle-age man, Idowu Job in connection with the discovery of 19 locally-made guns concealed in his two bags containing groundnuts.
The suspect was arrested at the border town of Olokpa, along the Abeokuta/Imeko Raod, Imeko/Afon Local Government Area of the state, while attempting to cross the Nigeria-Benin Republic border with the weapon.
Job claimed that some unnamed people ordered the rifles.
Speaking with journalists in Abeokuta on Tuesday, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Sunday Ubua, said the man was arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Border Patrol Team, Imeko on Friday.
Ubua, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, who said the suspect was a citizen of Benin Republic, explained that the man’s explanation of his mission was uncoordinated.
He added that Job was arrested with some charms.
“He said some people placed order for the weapons but did not substantiate his claim. He was caught while crossing to Nigeria. We believe he had been doing this for a long time. Anyway, he will soon be charged to court when our investigations are concluded,” the PPRO said.
In a similar vein, the state police command has also recovered the decomposing bodies of a four-man robbery gang along the Papalanto-Sagamu Interchange. The dead robbers allegedly engaged a police constable in a shoot-out about 10 days ago.
Ubua said the constable, who was also shot by the bandits, had claimed that he shot two of the robbers, who were sighted by a police patrol team while they were inspecting some objects in the boot of a stationary car.