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Police parade 41yr-old gunrunner suspect in Zamfara



Police parade 41yr-old gunrunner suspect in Zamfara

Police in Zamfara paraded a suspected gunrunner on Wednesday in Gusau.

The suspected gunrunner, Sa’idu Lawal, 41, was a lance corporal in the Nigerian Army.

He was arrested on the Abuja-Kaduna Highway in possession of two rifles, a cache of ammunition and eight empty magazines while heading to deliver the items to a “customer’’ in Gusau.

Police spokesman in Zamfara, SP Mohammed Shehu, told newsmen that Lawal is 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 Lawal.

SP Shehu told newsmen that Lawal 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.

Shehu added that police had opened investigation and efforts were on to arrest Lawal’s accomplices

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