The Kaduna State Police Command on Monday paraded Nanbol Audu, the command armament officer and two other suspects, one off who is a blacksmith who specializes in manufacturing locally made firearms for trying to steal arms and ammunition on October 20 at about 11:30 pm.
The State Commissioner of Police, Umar Ambursa while confirming their arrest Nanbol Audu, a deputy superintendent of police, came along with the two other suspects in a car which they parked discreetly behind the armoury as the officer and the two other suspects loaded arms into it, Premium Times report.
The police officer and the other suspects identified as Zingkur Joseph and Samuel Adamu were, however, stopped by the police officers on duty who were suspicious of the suspects.
“Upon interrogation, the State Armament Officer could not give satisfactory account of his action which led to his arrest and the two other occupants of the vehicle, one Zingkur Joseph of Trade Centre Jos, and Samuel Adamu Of Kuru Jos-South Local Government Area of Plateau State, respectively” .
“During a search at the spot, 11 G3 Rifles already concealed under the vehicle’s seat were recovered.”
“The two suspects came from Jos, Plateau State, on arrangement to purchase the said firearms from the armament officer at the cost of N400,000” the police commissioner said.
The police also recovered items such as N400,000 cash, and a yellow Mercedes Benz 230-E, with registration number LGT 588 RJ, used in concealing the arms.