Lagos Police recover cache of arms in FESTAC

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The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, on Monday announced the recovery of caches of arms in FESTAC area of the state.

Mr. Owoseni said the recovery was made at 6th Avenue. He said two AK 47 Riffles, 24 AK 47 fully loaded magazines, one Browning Pistol and magazine were recovered.

Other arms recovered, he said, included 951 ammunition of 752 mm size and 1,107 ammunition of 6mm size.

Mr. Owoseni, who confirmed this during his weekly briefing on the activities of the command, stated that the Police are doing their best possible to uncover the persons behind the stockpile.

He, however, did not say if anyone was arrested in connection with the recovery.

The commissioner further said that in the last two weeks, 28 robbery suspects and two kidnap suspects were arrested.

He added four of the robbery suspects were shot dead during an exchange of gunfire with the police.

Mr. Owoseni said 16 different types of guns, 24 AK 47 magazines, one pistol, 1, 083 ammunition, three cutlasses and 10 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.

The suspects, arms, ammunition, vehicles and other items were shown to journalists at the state police headquarters, Ikeja.

(NAN)


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