Police Nab Former Army Corporal Who Supplies Weapons To Bandits
A 41-year-old former Lance corporal of the Nigerian Army, Sa’idu Lawal, has been arrested for supplying weapons to bandits in Zamfara State.
This was disclosed by the Zamfara State Police Command on Wednesday in Gusau through the state police spokesperson, SP Mohammed Shehu, Lawal
Lawal added that the suspect is a notorious kidnapper, armed robber and a gunrunner.
He said one AK-47 rifle, one AK-49 rifle, 200 rounds of 7.6mm live ammunition, 501 rounds of 7.62x51mm ammunition and eight empty magazines were recovered from Mr Lawal.
Mr Shehu said the suspect was intercepted in a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with Lagos registration number KRD 686 CY on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway on his way to Zamfara.
“During interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was conveying the exhibits from Loko Local Government Area of Nasarawa State to his customer, one Dogo Hamza, in Bacha village in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara.
“He also confessed that he had previously supplied similar consignment to other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger and Kebbi states,” Shehu said.