Operatives of Operation Puff Adder II attached to Kaduna Police Command, have arrested a serving councilor from Soba Council in Kaduna State for transporting Ak47 and rounds of ammunition to bandits in the bush.
In a statement by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), ASP Mohammad Jalgie, he said the operatives, while acting on the instruction of the Commissioner of Police, CP Yekini Ayoku PSC (+), had on the May 9, 2022, at about 0800hrs conducted routine patrol along Galadimawa Road Giwa Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The PPRO, who noted that the suspect confessed to his crime, said the operation, which is aimed at ensuring sanity on the connecting axis, succeeded in intercepting a black Lifan motorcycle ridden by one Abdulrahman Adamu, who was moving towards Galidimawa community.
He said, “The operatives became suspicious of the sack being carried on the motorcycle and were prompted to search it. In the process, a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with six rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunitions was recovered from the sack and taken into custody alongside the suspect.
“Preliminary investigation revealed 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 have gotten the firearm from his accomplices and he is to deliver same to bandits around Galadimawa village for their nefarious activities.”
The CP, who appreciated the diligent and thoroughness exhibited by the officers, miffed with the involvement of a supposed stakeholder in such a crime and directed that a full scale investigation be carried out to ensure that others connected to the said crime are apprehended and prosecuted.