BY ANAYO OKOLI
UMUAHIA—ABIA State Police Command has recovered the two AK 47 riffles belonging to two inspectors attached to the command who were killed two weeks ago by armed robbers.
The slain inspectors, Jimmy John and Kingsley, were killed along Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway when they were attacked by armed robbers while escorting a Pool magnet moving money from Aba.
The command also said it recovered one military riffle in the same bush where the two Police AK 47 rifles were recovered.
According to the Abia State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Tilli Abubakar, the rifles were recovered in a bush at Umuawa Alaocha Ohuhu in Umuahia.
However, no arrest has so far been made as he said that the hoodlums who hid the weapons in the bush fled.
Abubakar also announced that his men arrested criminals who specialize in snatching car, especially Toyota Camry brand.
“Following a tip-off that two men operating on a motorcycle suspected to be hoodlums were sighted in a bush at Umuawa Alaocha Ohuhu in Umuahia, Police operatives were dispatched to the area.
“Three AK 47 rifles and one Military riffle concealed in a big bag and buried in the ground were recovered.
“Examination of the riffles revealed that two of the AK 47 riffles were those taken from Inspectors Jimmy John and Kingsley Etuk shot dead on December 7, 2013, along Aba-Enugu express road by hoodlums. Efforts are still intensified to track down the fleeing hoodlums,” the CP said.