Police Discover AK 47 Rifles Bagged In A Bag Of Beans, Suspects Arrested
Furthermore, no more periodic than 23 suspects were arrested for different crimes. Two of the criminals were among the assassins of Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, ex-Zamfara State gubernatorial candidate and proprietor of Famak British Schools. A piece of information from Force Headquarters, The Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, said that on the list of suspects were those arrested for guilty killing, armed theft, kidnapping, arms trafficking, custody of prohibited weapons, rape, and so many more.
Police stated that a totality of 52 guns, including RPG launcher, General Purpose Machine Gun, 36 AK-47 rifles, English shotguns, locally-made guns, pump-action, 2,045 rounds of a live shot of different calibers, one DAF Truck packed with 45,000 liters of petrol, cars, mobile phones, cutlasses, and tear gas canisters was retrieved from the arrested suspects.
Police said a total of 52 firearms, including an RPG launcher, General Purpose Machine Gun, 36 AK-47 rifles, English shotguns, locally-made arms, pump-action, 2,045 rounds of live bullet of various calibers, one DAF Truck loaded with 45,000 liters of fuel, cars, phones, machetes, and tear gas canisters were recovered from the suspects.
“Initial researches showed that the suspects were part of the robber trust which attacked travelers at Rijana Kaduna, along the Kaduna -Abuja expressway on Sunday, November 21, 2021,
in which they gruesomely killed an ex-Zamfara State gubernatorial candidate and proprietor of Famak British Schools, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, and abducted a nursing mother dumping her baby behind in nearby forex.
“Also, other two suspects, one of them is Badong Audu aged 48 years old of Namu village in Plateau State Nigeria, and the other one is Chimezie Okolie aged 44 years old, of Ekwusigo in Anambra State Nigeria, Two of them are males, were also captured following reasonable cleverness of approaching arms carrying from Jos, via Nasarawa State Nigeria, to the Eastern part of Nigeria.
“Detectives pivoted into motion and apprehended Badong Audu on April 26, at Namu Village with a total oftwo AK-47 rifles and 51 rounds of live bullet covered in a sack of beans.
“Researches led to the capture of the receiver, Chimezie Okolie, at Nasarawa State, where he was remaining to take delivery of the arms and bullet from Badong Audu.” that was where he was arrested and brought here
“The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, while complimenting the FIB-IRT detectives for the triumphs recorded, confirmed the Force’s responsibility to dutifully follow up on specified cases, conclusively investigating such with a request to bring all persons found wanting to justice.
a lot has been going on in the state and I will make sure I won’t rest until this state is crime-free,
this is just the beginning, i told those criminals to repent or leave the state, because this state won’t contain us together
we don’t care how you try to hide your firearms, our job is to discover it, you don’t have to know how we do it, but we must do our job and that’s what we are doing and I know with time, all will be brought to justices
i want the citizens it also help fight crimes, those criminals live among us, if you suspect any illegal activities from anyone around you, please don’t waist time to report,
we will make sure all the criminals in the state will not go free,
and I trust my men are working intelligently and i believe they will do more, every suspect will be brought to book, no matter where they hide, He added
“All the arrested suspects will be taken to the court on the realization of investigations.”