A locally fabricated pistol has been recovered from two suspects in Delta State.
A team of police officers on visibility patrol in Warri, the capital of Delta State reportedly recovered the pistol from the suspects who fled during a routine check of a tricycle.
The incident happened along African Church Road, behind Saudi police post.
Commissioner of Police Wale Abass confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Delta State Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe.
According to Edafe, the Police team had stopped the commercial tricycle with registration number BUR 240 VC conveying two male passengers.
“When the team accosted the tricycle for a routine search, the two men jumped out and escaped,” he stated, saying that a search of the abandoned tricycle led to the recovery of the incriminating item.
“We have begun a manhunt for the fleeing suspects,” Edafe stated.