Lagos lawmaker arrested for possessing illegal firearms

1365, Dipo Olorunrinu

The Police have arrested a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Dipo Olorunrinu, and two others for unlawful possession of firearms.

Read Also: Ekiti Lawmaker arrested over newspaper publication

The spokesman of the command, CSP Chike Oti, stated this, adding that the suspects were undergoing interrogations.

“The first and second suspects, Wale Oye (37) and Ganiyu Ajiboluwa (47), were arrested on July 12, at about 5.45 p.m. by a team of Inspector-General of Police X-Squad operatives on patrol at Apple Junction, along Festac extension, Amuwo Odofin.

“A single barrel Mossverg pump action rifle with identification No. B/NO D512429, one Zirve Magnum pump action rifle with No. B/NO 45639 and two live cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

“However, during interrogation, the suspects claimed the guns were given to them by one Mr. Dipo Olorunrinu, 47 years, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Lagos State House of Assembly, to escort him to a political rally,” Oti said in a statement.

Sign up for our daily newsletter

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day. Stay informed with the Orijo Reporter's leading coverage of Nigerian and world news.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here