Police arrest ex-officer in charge of armoury over missing guns  

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The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested a former officer in charge of its armoury over several missing guns.

The State Commissioner of Police, Umar Mamman made this known while briefing newsmen on the findings of the police in the investigation launched into the petition ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara penned to the Inspector General, Usman Baba, in which he accused one Barau Joel Amos of arranging to kill him and three others.  

Dogara had also said that Amos was procuring guns from some police officers whom he all named.  

The ensuring arrest of Amos and his confession to the crimes brought about the apprehension of a retired officer formerly charged with the police armoury unit in the state over guns missing in multiple.  

This is according to Mamman, saying, “I directed that our armory be audited and in the cause of auditing, we discovered that apart from the two rifles we intercepted, some were not in the armory and so we have expanded our investigations. 

 “Now that I am talking to you, our armory officer who retired two years ago was arrested day before yesterday because we have been looking for him and now he is in our custody. We were still investigating and we saw that he has written to the IGP and is alleging that we didn’t call to inform him. I can tell you, if not because of what that man said, he would not discover any statement from another person that his life is at stake.”  

 

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