Parade 3 suspects, including a retired naval officer, who allegedly had 8,450 live catridges

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, revealed on Friday that the command has arrested three persons, including a retired naval officer, for allegedly possessing 8,450 live cartridges.

Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters, Ikeja, Manko said that the ammunition was smuggled through Seme, a border town in Lagos.

He said that the ammunition was intercepted by police officers from the Trade Fair Police Division on stop and search patrol.

?The police intercepted one white Volkswagen bus with registration number XT 537 LSD, loaded from Seme Boarder en route Balogun Market at Trade Fair Complex, Lagos,? he said. ?Based on suspicion, the said vehicle was brought to the station and a search was conducted.

26 cartons of live cartridges concealed in T-shirts bags out of 28 bags found in the said vehicle were recovered. A Navy Warrant Officer?s uniform, a bag of beans, ID card, beret and shoes were also recovered inside the vehicle.?

The police boss said that investigation into the case had taken his officers to Onitsha, Anambra State, where one of the owners of the consignment was arrested.

Manko said that the suspect attempted to bribe the officers with the sum of N61, 200 before he was arrested and brought to Lagos.

He assured that effort would be intensified to arrest the three fleeing suspects.

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