Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals.
 
   
 
   
 

The police authorities have dismissed 14 policemen for selling arms and explosives to militants and kidnappers and for aiding them to perpetrate their nefarious activities across the country.

   
  READ ALSO: Read My Handover Notes, Arase Tells IG
   
 

Nine of the dismissed policemen, paraded before journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, were also alleged to have connived with other criminals to engage in cattle rustling and armed robbery in the North-East.

 

The suspects, who had been stripped of their ranks, include ex-Assistant Superintendent of Police, Yuguda Abbah; ex-Sergeants Habila Sarki, Diphen Nimmyel, Yasan Danda, Abbas Mailalle, Bwanason Tanko, Donan James and ex-Corporals Idris Salisu and Zakari Kofi. The police spokesman, Donald Awunah, said the interrogation and confessions of the former policemen, led to the arrest of 29 principal suspects and recovery of many arms and ammunition.

 

 Exhibits recovered include 14 AK47 rifles with their numbers intact, three AK47 with their numbers etched out, one pump action rifle, one locally-made pistol, 42 empty magazines, 363 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, 71 K2 live ammunition and 25 live cartridges.

   
  READ ALSO: Kogi police arrest 71 suspected criminals, kill one
   
 

Awunah said that in October, 2016, one Alhaji Hodi Adamu, a notorious armed robbery suspect was arrested by the police in Adamawa State, saying that his confession led to the arrest of two other suspects, Rabo Bello and Oliver Honiol, whose statements led to the arrest of the nine dismissed policemen.

“The principal suspects and the dismissed police officers will soon be charged to court,” he said.

Abbah, in an interview with newsmen, admitted to selling AK47 rifles to criminals, but he was not allowed to elaborate before he was taken away with his disgraced colleagues.

Awunah further said that another set of four policemen, had also been dismissed for aiding and abetting criminal acts in Kogi State.

He said that investigation revealed that ex-Sgts. Musbahu Yahaya, Ugenlo Sylvester, Musa Umar and ex-Cpl. Omale Edicha collaborated with a notorious kidnapper/armed robber, Zakari Isiaka, to carry out various violent crimes in the state.

The police said they recovered various exhibits from the suspects, including one AK-47 rifle, one G3 rifle, a Baretta rifle, an assault rifle, two K2 live ammunition, two AK-47 magazines; three K2 magazines and two G3 magazines.

Awunah said, “On August 16, 2016, four policemen mentioned above, serving with the Kogi State command were arrested for compromising and conspiring with one Zakari Ya’u Isiaka, a notorious armed robber, kidnapper and murderer who has been on the wanted list of the police in Kogi State.

“The suspect confessed to have been actively involved in many armed robberies, kidnapping and murder cases within Kogi and other North-Central states. The dismissed policemen were interrogated and found to have conspired and compromised their call to duty.”

In a similar development, the police alleged that ex-Sgt. Laibi Opakegba was intercepted discussing with one Abiodun Amos (aka Senti) about sourcing and supplying dynamites to militants.

The Force spokesman explained that Amos , a 43 year-old militant and a native of Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, was arrested at the bank of Majidun River in Ikorodu area of Lagos State while in possession of two AK47 rifles.

He added that the suspect named other members of his militant group.

 
   
 

News Source => http://punchng.com/police-dismiss-14-selling-arms-criminals/

   
 
Leave Your Comment
   
 
Related
Read My Handover Notes, Arase Tells IG
Jul 19, 2016.
Kogi police arrest 71 suspected criminals, kill one
Dec 23, 2015.
Police officer arrested for defiling 3- year-old girl
Oct 26, 2015.
Policeman killed my wife, shot me because of N2,000 bribe -TRICYCLE OPERATOR
Sep 29, 2015.
Police lost 435 officers, men in last 6 months - IGP
Sep 29, 2015.
Labour petitions IG over alleged Police abuses in A-Ibom
Sep 23, 2015.
Police Vehicle Killed 2 Kids In Osun
Sep 21, 2015.
   
 
Trending
Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin
Jul 22, 2016.
Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin
Jul 22, 2016.
Dogara demanded N40bn padding in budget, says Jibrin
Jul 22, 2016.
VON DG blames OBJ, GEJ for current challenges facing Nigeria
Jul 12, 2016.
VON DG blames OBJ, GEJ for current challenges facing Nigeria
Jul 12, 2016.
VON DG blames OBJ, GEJ for current challenges facing Nigeria
Jul 12, 2016.
Kogi police arrest 71 suspected criminals, kill one
Dec 23, 2015.
Kogi & Bayelsa decide: Who wins where!
Nov 20, 2015.
Fasholas Onerous Task of Fixing Electricity
Nov 17, 2015.
Dont grant Ondo N7bn loan, Boroffice tells bank
Nov 16, 2015.
Nigeria wont be free until Biafra is free By Nnamdi Kanu
Nov 14, 2015.
Woman Who Stole Week-Old Baby Arrested At Oshodi
Nov 13, 2015.
Buhari fires 16 permsecs , opts for 25 ministries
Nov 11, 2015.
Ambode laments gridlock, asks FG to repay N51bn debt
Nov 11, 2015.
MTN CEO Dabengwa Resigns After $5.2bn Nigeria Fine
Nov 9, 2015.
   
 
Sports
Crystal Palace after Super Eagles defender
Nov 21, 2015.
2018 FIFA WORLD CUP Echiejile Warns Eagles to Be Wary of Swaziland Threat
Nov 17, 2015.
2018 World Cup qualifiers: Swaziland Coach reveals killer tactics to down Eagles in Port Harcourt
Nov 16, 2015.
   
 
Entertainment
#FORTYfied: 2face begs Don Jazzy and D`banj to reunite in the name of God
Nov 21, 2015.
6yrs after Marriage, Husband gets Divorce over Wifes Adultery
Nov 20, 2015.
How 2face made Wizkid postpone his album release
Nov 14, 2015.
   
 Latest Update
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
Nov 23, 2016.
Mimiko meets Buhari, denies defecting to APC
Nov 22, 2016.
Nigerias economic crisis worsens
Nov 21, 2016.
PDP differs as Buhari says corrupt Nigerians fighting govt
Nov 18, 2016.

 

 Sponsored Create Ad
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
 
 
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
 
 
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
 
 
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
 
 
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals
 
 
Police dismiss 14 for selling arms to criminals