The police authorities have dismissed 14 policemen for promoting arms and explosives to militants and kidnappers and for aiding them to perpetrate their nefarious actions throughout the nation.
9 of the dismissed policemen, paraded earlier than journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, had been additionally alleged to have connived with different criminals to have interaction in cattle rustling and armed theft within the North-East.
The suspects, who had been stripped of their ranks, embody 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, stated the interrogation and confessions of the previous policemen, led to the arrest of 29 principal suspects and restoration of many arms and ammunition.
Displays recovered embody 14 AK47 rifles with their numbers intact, three AK47 with their numbers etched out, one pump motion rifle, one domestically-made pistol, forty two empty magazines, 363 rounds of AK47 reside ammunition, seventy one K2 reside ammunition and 25 dwell cartridges.
Awunah mentioned that in October, 2016, one Alhaji Hodi Adamu, a infamous armed theft suspect was arrested by the police in Adamawa State, saying that his confession led to the arrest of two different suspects, Rabo Bello and Oliver Honiol, whose statements led to the arrest of the 9 dismissed policemen.
“The principal suspects and the dismissed law enforcement officials will quickly be charged to court docket,” he mentioned.
Abbah, in an interview with newsmen, admitted to promoting AK47 rifles to criminals, however he was not allowed to elaborate earlier than he was taken away together with his disgraced colleagues.
Awunah additional stated that one other set of 4 policemen, had additionally been dismissed for aiding and abetting prison acts in Kogi State.
He stated that investigation revealed that ex-Sgts. Musbahu Yahaya, Ugenlo Sylvester, Musa Umar and ex-Cpl. Omale Edicha collaborated with a infamous kidnapper/armed robber, Zakari Isiaka, to hold out varied violent crimes within the state.
The police stated they recovered varied reveals from the suspects, together with one AK-forty seven rifle, one G3 rifle, a Baretta rifle, an assault rifle, two K2 stay ammunition, two AK-forty seven magazines; three K2 magazines and two G3 magazines.
Awunah mentioned, “On August sixteen, 2016, 4 policemen talked about above, serving with the Kogi State command have been arrested for compromising and conspiring with one Zakari Ya’u Isiaka, a infamous armed robber, kidnapper and assassin who has been on the wished record of the police in Kogi State.
“The suspect confessed to have been actively concerned in lots of armed robberies, kidnapping and homicide instances inside Kogi and different North-Central states. The dismissed policemen had been interrogated and located to have conspired and compromised their name to obligation.”
In the same growth, 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 Drive spokesman defined that Amos , a forty three yr-previous militant and a local of Ese-Odo Native Authorities Space of Ondo State, was arrested on the financial institution of Majidun River in Ikorodu space of Lagos State whereas in possession of two AK47 rifles.
He added that the suspect named different members of his militant group.
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