Police operatives in Amuwo Odofin in the early hours of Sunday recovered nine pump action guns and 42 live ammunitions from suspected armed robbers.
The arms and ammunitions were recovered by men of the Area E command led by Assistant Commissioner of Police (APC) Frank Mba.
It was learnt that the weapons were found in a bag abandoned by fleeing motorcyclist and his co-rider, around Seventh Avenue in Festac, when they could not withstand the chase of a police patrol team.
The Nation gathered that patrols have been intensified around the neighbourhood in order to quell the spate of criminal activities there.
A police source who spoke unofficially stated that the incident occurred at about 12am.
He disclosed that they had sighted the bike which was unregistered and pursued it.
According to him, they were suspicious because the passenger on the motorcycle carried a bag.
“We moved forward in pursuit of the bike and as soon as they sighted us, they ran away, abandoning the motorcycle and the sac.
“We could not shoot because we did not know what was in the sac. But when the sac was searched, we found nine pump action guns and 42 live cartridges,” he said.
Confirming the development, the state command’s spokesman, Joe Offor, a DSP said the cartridges were eight.
He said: “At about 11:15pm on Sunday, Anti-Robbery policemen in Festac found a bag abandoned by suspected robbers at Seventh Avenue, which contained nine pump actions and eight live cartridges.
“The fleeing suspects also abandoned an unregistered motorcycle. Investigations are ongoing to fish out the culprits.”