The Ogun State Police Command has intercepted a mini truck conveying 34,865 live cartridges from the neighbouring Republic of Togo through a Nigerian boarder town in Ogun, to Onitsha, in Anambra State. The command also said that it had arrested three suspects including a Togolese, and two Nigerians, in connection with the incident.
The state commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, on Saturday said the truck and the suspects were arrested on Friday by a Stop-and-search border patrol team at Olohunda, a border town between Abeokuta North and Imeko Afon local government areas of the State.
Iliyasu said the cartridges were neatly concealed inside a truck and was being transported to Onitsha in Anambra State. The Police Commissioner said the suspect offered financial inducement to the officers but rejected it, adding that the police have commenced further investigations into the matter and would soon charge the suspects to court.