Serving Councillor arrested over alleged possession of rifle
The Kaduna State Police Command said it has arrested a serving councillor and recovered an AK47 rifle with six rounds of live ammunition.
Operatives of operation puff adder II attached to Kaduna Police Command while acting on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police CP Yekini A Ayoku, had on the 9th of May, 2022 at about 8:am, conducted routine patrol along Galadimawa Road Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
The operation, which was aimed at ensuring sanity on the connecting axis succeeded in intercepting a Lifan motorcycle, black in colour ridden by Abdulrahman Adamu who was moving towards Galidimawa community.
The operatives became suspicious of the sack carried on the motorcycle and decided to search it. In the process, a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with six rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition was recovered from the sack and taken into custody alongside the suspect.
Preliminary investigation reveals the identity of the suspect, Abdulrahman Adamu as a serving member in the legislative council of Soba LGA of Kaduna State representing Kinkiba ward.
The suspect equally confessed to having got the firearm from his accomplices. He allegedly told the police that he was to deliver the same to bandits around Galadimawa village for their nefarious activities.
The CP appreciated the diligence and thoroughness exhibited by the officers and is miffed with the involvement of a supposed stakeholder. He directed that a full-scale investigation be carried out to ensure all those connected with the said crime are apprehended to face justice.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis