The Police in Kaduna State had confirmed the arrest of a serving councilor, recovered AK-47 with rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition in Soba Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State.
The confirmation is contained in a statement issued by the State’s Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, (PPRO) Muhammad Jalige, in Kaduna.
“Operatives Operation Puff Adder II attached to the Kaduna Police Command, acting on the instruction of CP Yekini Ayoku on May 9, at about 0800hrs conducted routine patrol along Galadimawa road Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.
“The operation aimed at ensuring sanity on the connecting axis succeeded in intercepting a Lifan motorcycle, ridden by one by the suspect.
“Upon a search, a concealed AK47 rifle loaded with six rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition were recovered from the sack and taken into custody alongside the suspect,” he said.
Preliminary investigations, he said, revealed that the identity of the suspect is a serving member in the legislative council of Soba LGA of Kaduna State.
“The suspect equally confessed to have gotten the firearm from his accomplices and he is to deliver the same to bandits around Galadimawa village for their nefarious activities, “Jalige said.
The statement said CP appreciated the diligence and thoroughness exhibited by the officers, while miffed with the involvement of a supposed stakeholder.
Meanwhile, the CP has directed that a full scale investigation be carried out to ensure all those connected with the said crime are apprehended and made to face justice.