Po­lice pa­rade 3 sus­pects over illegal pos­ses­sion of arms in Yobe

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hamisu Kabir Matazu, Da­maturu

The Yobe State Po­lice Com­mand yesterday pa­raded three sus­pects over pos­ses­sion of fire arms, ex­tor­tion and in­tim­i­da­tion.

Parad­ing the sus­pects, the com­mand’s Public Re­la­tions of­fi­cer, ASP Toyin Gbade­gesin, said, “the sus­pects used the fire arms to ex­tort N2 mil­lion from 22 vic­tims.”

He said the English made dou­ble-bar­rel gum with seven car­tridges of live am­mu­ni­tion was re­cov­ered from 40-yearold Kachalla Bukar. He said the sus­pect was us­ing the gun to in­tim­i­date and ex­tort money from vic­tims.

He said the of­fence was jointly com­mit­ted by Mustapha Mo­hammed, who was found with a lo­cally made short gun al­legedly given to him by one Buji Al­haji Li­man, the prime sus­pect.

Toyin said the crime com­mit­ted by the sus­pects con­tra­vened CAP “F” 28 of the Fire Arm Act, Sec­tion 344, 95 and Sec­tion 207 of the Panel Code.

He said the two sus­pects had made use­ful state­ments to the po­lice and that once in­ves­ti­ga­tion was con­cluded, they would be charged to court.

Items re­cov­ered from the sus­pects in­clude a lo­cally made short dou­ble bar­rel gun with life am­mu­ni­tions, a knife and charms.

While ap­pre­ci­at­ing the role of the peo­ple in the ar­rest of the sus­pects, the PPRO called on the public to con­tinue to part­ner with se­cu­rity op­er­a­tives in main­tain­ing a crime free so­ci­ety.

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