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Police discover more ammunitions in Bauchi building marked for demolition

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The police in Bauchi State, on Thursday, disclosed that they had discovered more ammunition in a building at the Anguwan Mahaukata area of Bauchi metropolis, making a total of 348 live ammunitions recovered.

DAILY POST had reported that 204 live ammunitions were recovered by police in the house, which the Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, ordered to be demolished to serve as a deterrent to others.

The state police command Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, had revealed to DAILY POST Thursday morning that four suspects were arrested in connection with the discovery of the ammunition.

However, while briefing journalists Thursday evening at the command’s headquarters in Bauchi, Wakil said that a second search of the building led to the discovery of more ammunition.

“During our second search, we recovered 144 live ammunition of machine gun (MG) again. During the search, we got two live ammunition of anti aircraft, one expended shell of the AA, two expended shells of the MG ammunition,” SP Wakil disclosed.

He added that a uniform belonging to an officer of Nigeria Immigrations Service was also recovered from the house.

“During our investigation, we arrested four suspects in connection to that crime, namely Adamu Suleiman; Mohammed Sanusi; Abba Sa’idu and Yakubu Ahmed. All of them are living in Bauchi metropolis,” he said.

The police spokesman said the ammunition was discovered by one of the suspects arrested, Ahmed Suleiman, 57-year-old, while preparing to move into the house, which he rented.

According to Wakil, “some weeks ago, he (Suleiman) contacted Abba Sa’idu and Yakubu Ahmed that they should look for a house for him.

“While they bargained at the rate of N75,000 of which he paid a sum of N30,000 to enter into the house. He and his family when they came to the house, they wanted to sweep the house where they discovered these (ammunitions),” he stated.

The PPRO said the police were suspecting that the recovered ammunition might belong to an Immigration official, one Suraju Ahmed Suleiman.

“We are suspecting those materials belong to him because our information revealed that he was once working in Maiduguri with the multinational joint task force,” he added.

He, however, called on residents of the state to properly carry out due diligence whenever they want to rent out their houses to any tenant, saying that as a result of the influx of people into Bauchi State, some bad elements used that to cause havoc in the State.

“I want to call on members of the public to understand that when we have strangers that we don’t know where they are coming from, we need to profile them, we need to know why they are here before we accommodate them,” the police spokesman warned.

He further advised the public to always speak out whenever they see anything strange, declaring that people have to be involved in policing their communities.

While speaking with journalists, one of the four suspects arrested, Adamu Suleiman, who rented the house and discovered the ammunition, said that he rented the house without doing any investigation.

The brother to the owner of the house, Abba Sa’idu, on his part, said that he did not know the tenant before giving him the house, adding that he only collected N30,000 from Suleiman, who promised to pay the balance later.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Staff to Governor Mohammed, Dr Ladan Salihu, said the efforts were being made to carry out the state government’s instruction to demolish the building.

He stated this while speaking with journalists at the police command headquarters in Bauchi, stressing that, “we are on the road to ensure we carry out the instruction of the government to demolish the property where these ammunitions were found.”

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Police officer on mufti blocked my convoy with AK-47 rifle – Wike tells CP

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, on Friday, told the state’s new Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr. Friday Eboka, that an unknown police officer in mufti blocked his convoy with an AK47 rifle while he was on project inspection.

Wike made the allegation when Eboka paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.

The governor explained that the incident happened on Thursday while he was on an inspection tour of the new Rivers State legislative residential quarters.

Wike said: “Yesterday (Thursday), I was going out for inspection. We saw one guy carrying an Ak47, not in a police uniform.

“He was on mufti, blocking us from Waterlines Junction when we went to inspect the Rivers State Assembly’s quarter’s on-going project.

“We moved on to inspect the Speaker’s residence project, and the man was still following us. So, the security wondered what was going on and stopped him.”

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Ogun Deputy Speaker, Kadiri arrested for ‘attacking’ constituents

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The police in Ogun State have arrested the Deputy Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Hon. Oludare Kadiri.

Kadiri was said to have been arrested on Friday over an alleged attack on some politicians in his constituency, Oru-Ijebu, Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The Ogun Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed Kadiri’s arrest to DAILY POST.

Oyeyemi disclosed that Kadiri was arrested following a petition against him.

He was said to have led some thugs to the house of a constituent, beating him and vandalising his house.

“He was arrested because a case was reported against him by some people in his area. He was alleged to have led some thugs to attack one Honourable at Oru-Ijebu.

“The house of the Honourable was vandalised and some things were damaged there.

“During the APC registration exercise, he was alleged to have attacked a Supervisory Councillor in Oru-Ijebu and he led some people to beat up the man in the presence of the police.

“That’s why he was invited for questioning and we are investigating him,” Oyeyemi said on Friday evening.

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Don’t touch Sunday Igboho – Nnamdi Kanu warns DSS

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Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has condemned the alleged attempt by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) to arrest Yoruba freedom fighter, Sunday Igboho.

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Aviation Minister had raised the alarm that DSS operatives and policemen numbering 40 made an attempt to arrest the activist along the Ibadan/Lagos Expressway on Friday.

Reacting, Nnamdi Kanu on his Twitter handle, warned that Sunday Igboho should not be touched.

“I condemn in totality the pathetic attempt to arrest Sunday Igboho earlier today.

“This is yet another deliberate act of provocation by the Fulani Caliphate. No #Fulani mass murderer, Miyetti Allah or bandit is under arrest. Nigeria is on the brink! Igboho should not be touched,” he warned.

Meanwhile, the secret service in a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Peter Afunanya, distanced itself from the allegation.

Afunanya stressed that the news was misinforming and should be disregarded.

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