Illegal Arms Dealers Nabbed With 10,000 Live Cartridges
The Oyo State Police Command, on Thursday, paraded four unauthorised arms dealers caught with 10,000 live cartridges.
The cartridges, according to the Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, were discovered following a tip-off.
He said they were meant to be supplied to criminal elements in the state.
Olukolu, who paraded 23 other suspects at a press conference, advised residents of the state to be wary of criminals and be security conscious, especially during the approaching festive period.
He also asked them to be mindful of the persons they transact business with to avoid being swindled.
The arms dealers, who were arrested on July 23 at the Oke-Bola area of Ibadan, were identified as Adekunle Abimbola, Abel Kojo, Mukaila Ariyo and Ade Adebayo.
While confessing that they had no licence to trade in arms and ammunition, the suspects, however, denied that the items were meant for armed robbers and bandits, they said hunters were their clients.
The CP insisted that the pieces of ammunition were being supplied to armed robbers, adding that the suspects would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
– Goldmyne TV