Police Parades Arrested Arms Smugglers in Lagos
The State’s Commissioner of Police, Umar Manko, while parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters, Ikeja, said the ammunition was intercepted by police officers from the Trade Fair Police Division on stop and search patrol at Seme, a border town in Lagos.
“The police intercepted one white Volkswagen bus with registration number XT 537 LSD, loaded from Seme Boarder en route Balogun Market at Trade Fair Complex, Lagos,” he said. “Based on suspicion, the said vehicle was brought to the station and a search was conducted.
26 cartons of live cartridges concealed in T-shirts bags out of 28 bags found in the said vehicle were recovered. A Navy Warrant Officer’s uniform, a bag of beans, ID card, beret and shoes were also recovered inside the vehicle.”
Manko said that investigation into the case had taken his officers to Onitsha, Anambra State, where one of the owners of the consignment was arrested.