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Ondo NDLEA arrests 25-year- old man with guns, ammunition

By Oluwaseun Akingboye, Akure
28 July 2022   |   4:05 am
The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ondo State has arrested 25-year-old Destiny Agbaijoh, with guns, cash and body bags.

Suspect

The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ondo State has arrested 25-year-old Destiny Agbaijoh, with guns, cash and body bags.

 
The  State Commandant, Mr Kayode Raji, said while parading the suspect in Akure, yesterday, that the suspect was arrested during a stop-and-search operation along Ore-Okitipupa road.
 
According to him, the suspect was arrested with  one AK-47, one pump action, 91 bullets of 5.56 mm,16 cartridges and a cash of N 347,000.
 
Raji disclosed that the suspect attempted to bribe his men on duty with the cash found on him but they promptly rejected it and took him into custody.
 
He added that his Command had concluded its preliminary investigation and would hand over the suspect to the Nigerian Police for further actions.
 
“This suspect was arrested on July 20, along Ore-Okitipupa road by our men on stop and search operation. Upon search, he was arrested with various arms and ammunition of various kinds.
 
“He was arrested with AK-47. We discovered the breach number has been tampered with, but the magazine has an inscription that looks like the Nigeria Police with three magazines, one pump action and some quantity of ammunition. 
 
“He was also arrested with 91 5.6 mm of live ammunition and 16 cartridges that is for pump action. And again, some money was also seized from him, as a matter of fact, he begged some officers to go with N347,000, so he could be released, 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. 
 
“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 Nigeria Police,” he said.
 
But the suspect, Agbaijoh said he was into timber business and  got the bag containing the ammunition inside the bush in one village in Bayelsa State.
 
Speaking of the arms and ammunition found on him, he said: “ I saw it in the bush, I saw it in a nylon bag they used to wrap it and I carried it to my village.
 
“I don’t know that  it is a problem. I was coming from Bayelsa State and was going to my town after Agadagba (Ese-Odo Local Government of Ondo State). The money is my own and it was from the timber I am selling.”