Lagos Driver Mistakenly Delivers Bag Of Guns To Man Expecting Foodstuff From...

Lagos Driver Mistakenly Delivers Bag Of Guns To Man Expecting Foodstuff From His Mother

By Wires Editor | The Trent on May 21, 2022
0
A polar bear opens a package filled with food and wrapped as a Christmas gift at the zoo in La Fleche, western France, on December 23, 2013. (Photo credit: JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP/Getty Images)

A yet-to-be-identified driver has delivered guns to a man, Aji Augustine, who was expecting to take delivery of foodstuffs sent by his mother to him in Lagos State.

Augustine’s mother, who lives in Cross River State, sent the food items to her son through the driver.

On getting to the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos, the driver was said to have mistakenly handed a package belonging to another person to Augustine.

After a while, Augustine opened the package and reportedly saw seven guns in it.

He was said to have rushed to the nearest police station to report and handed over the guns to policemen for investigation.

The state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, while addressing journalists on Friday, said a thorough investigation led to the arrest of one Joseph Ashiwobel, who dispatched the sack from Calabar to Lagos.

He noted that during interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, and led policemen to arrest two of his buyers, Rasheed Ogunbade, 39, and Aladeokin Ahmad, 38.

Alabi said, “On April 23, 2022, one Aji Augustine, of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, went to receive food items sent to him by his mother from Cross River State through a driver who mistakenly gave him a sack that was meant to be delivered to someone else.

“When he opened the sack, he discovered seven locally made pistols. He rushed to the nearest police division and handed over the arms. Upon receipt of the case, detectives embarked on a diligent investigation that led to the arrest of one Joseph Ashiwobel, who dispatched the sack from Calabar to Lagos.

“During interrogation, he confessed that he had sold many guns to his customers here in Lagos and he led operatives to arrest two of his buyers, Rasheed Ogunbade, 39, and Aladeokin Ahmad, 38.

“Also one locally-made shotgun bought from Joseph Ashiwobel was recovered. The investigation is still ongoing to apprehend other fleeing suspects to recover more of the guns he had sold to people in Lagos.”

NO COMMENTS

Leave a Comment

To leave a comment anonymously, simple write your thoughts in the comments box below and click the ‘post comment’ button.