Crime

Police Parade 6 in Zamfara for Supplying Weapons to Bandits

The Zamfara State Police Command has paraded six notorious people involved in various criminal activities ranging from banditry, armed robbery, supply of drugs, motorcycle snatching, and gun runner among others.

Parading the suspects before journalists at the command headquarters, the state Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro said the command would rid the state out any form of criminality.

He said the command arrested one Lawal Ibrahim at Biyabiki village Tsafe Local Government area of the state in possession of AK47 rifle and a magazine with 2 rounds of live ammunition adding that, one Murtala Yusuf from Funtua was also arrested with a stolen motorcycle and a sharp Iron.

Zamfara State Police Commissioner CP Abutu Yaro

Similarly, the command also arrested one Nnanna Uchenna and Aminu Mohammed residing in Shinkafi town, who are supplying hard drugs and injections to bandits in the bush through operating unlicensed pharmacy store.

The Commissioner of police further explained that, the pharmaceutical analysis indicated that the injections (pentazocine) is used as anesthesia for surgery and to treat moderate severe pain for adult and children who are at least twelve years.

Abutu Yaro also explained that, a gun runner was also arrested with one million seventy thousand naira meant for the purchase of AK47 rifles while Tsohon Dandela and Dogo Alo, who are collaborators, were now at large.

The command also arrested one Abubakar Mohammed of Falaila Quaters GRA Gusau, with a large quantity of dry leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and other hard drugs mostly used by bandits and other criminal elements.

All the suspects are in police custody undergoing further interrogation and investigation before being charged to Court for prosecution.

Sani Haruna

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