Defence & Security

NDLEA arrest man with firearms, ammunition in Ondo

by Friday Omosola, Akure

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested 25-year-old Destiny Agbaijoh for being in possession of firearms, body bags, and ammunition.

The suspected criminal was arrested along the Ore-Okitipupa highway while en route Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State.

The State NDLEA Commandant, Kayode Raji, said the suspect was in possession of one AK-47 rifle, one pump action, 91 5.56 mm bullets, 16 cartridges, and cash totalling N 347,000 in his car.

“He was arrested with 91 5.6 mm of live ammunition and 16 cartridges for pump action. And again, some money was also seized from him, as a matter of fact, he begged some officers to go with the money so he could be released, N347,000 of course, it was promptly rejected.

“He was also arrested with strap bags and we asked him what it was used for, he actually didn’t say, he said he would die if he confessed it.

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“It looks like bags where they keep dead bodies or mangled bodies of human beings. We have done our preliminary investigation and we are going to hand him over to the Nigerian Police.”

Raji asserted that the suspect tried to bribe NDLEA officers who were on duty with the cash he was arrested with, but was rejected by officers and was arrested.

He said NDLEA had completed its preliminary investigation and the suspect would be handed over to Nigeria Police for further investigation.

While reacting, the suspect said he found the bag bearing the arms and ammunition in a hidden bush in one village in Bayelsa State.

He further said he did not return the bag because he felt it would land him problems.

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