Written by Muyideen ALIU

Kwara police command recover large cache of firearms

The Kwara state police command has recovered 46 firearms, voluntarily surrendered by members of the public to the police command.

This followed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, order to mop-up illegal firearms currently in the possession of unauthorized individuals.   

This followed the expiration of the 21-day ultimatum and extension given to the members of the public in possession of illegal firearms to surrender to the police.

State Commissioner of Police Ado Lawan said it became imperative as the command will abide by April 20, 2018 deadline given to the members of the public.   

Lawan also paraded a 32-year old Lagos street sweeper, Suleiman Ajenifuja, for unlawful possession of three human skulls which he transported from Lagos to Ilorin for ritual purposes and was arrested at Eyinkorin a few kilometres to the state capital through the police stop and search operation.

Other firearms recovered according to the state commissioner of police include 4 locally made cut-to size single barrel riffles, 7 locally made single barrel, one locally made double barrel pistol , one AK-47 rifle and one English made pistol.

The CP, who made the declaration in Ilorin while briefing journalists at the state headquarters, last Thursday, said the command would begin clamp down on those who were still in possession of illegal arms following the expiration of the ultimatum for the mop up exercise.

Ajenifuja arrested for unlawful possession of human skulls, Ado said the suspects was arrested when police operatives intercepted a commercial vehicle conveying seven passengers including the suspect from Lagos –Ilorin.

‘‘When a search was conducted three skulls wrapped in a sack were recovered from a black bag belonging to one of the passengers Suleiman Ajenifuja, who admitted being the owner of the exhibit.”

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