Operatives of the Delta State Command’s Eagle-Net Squad, on Aberdeen patrol, have recovered one locally-made cut-to-size double barrel gun and one locally-made shotgun from a fleeing suspect in Warri.
It was gathered that the police sighted the suspect, a male passenger carrying a mini bag in a minibus.
On sighting the police, the suspect alighted from the minibus and fled with the bag.
The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
He said, “His action was suspicious; hence the operatives went after him. The suspect on noticing that the policemen were closing up on him, abandoned the said bag and escaped into a nearby river.”
According to him, “Upon searching the bag, one locally made cut-to-size double barrel gun, and one locally made short gun were recovered.”
DSP Edafe also said, “Efforts are on to arrest the fleeing suspect.”