Operatives of the Rivers State Police Command last week Thursday (January 26,2023) at about 1140hourrs on stop and search duty along Elele-Owerri road intercepted a Toyota Sienna with Reg. No. KNE 194 AJ with six occupants Mr.Boniface Owoicho aged 55years, Mr. Momo Junior aged 27years, Mr. Mudi Moses age 25years, Mr Ibrahim John aged 35years, Mr. Abdul Faruk aged 23years and Mr Nuhu Imadi all of Kogi State.
The Public Relations Officer of the Rivers State Police command,SP Grace Iringe Koko in a statement on January 31st said following a thorough search conducted in the vehicle, the police team recovered five arms, (Three English-made single barrels and two English-made automatic revolver barrels), and twenty AA live cartridges.
SP Koko said four police belts, five knives, two military cardigans, three operational boots, one Civil Defence operation hat, two long-sleeved singlets engraved with Nigerian Hunters and Forest Security Services (NHFSS), four face caps, two woven caps, ten GSM handsets, five ID cards, two touch lights, a bag containing chaplets, rings, beads, anointing oil, one Civil Defence operation trousers, and one Muslim neck pullover were also recovered.
The Police image maker disclosed that full-scale investigation has commenced and those found culpable will be charged to court at the conclusion of the investigation.
She added that the command urges all residents of Rivers State to remain calm, vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police with the following emergency numbers: 08039213071, 08098880134