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 shot gun from a fleeing suspect in Warri.
It was learnt 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 operative 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.”