The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested two police officers over links with live ammunition – The NDLEA says both officers were arrested after they both laid claim to 1, 250 rounds of live ammunition that was intercepted – The agency reveals that both men have not been handed over to the Nigeria Police Force for prosecution The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced that its officials have arrested two officers of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) for their alleged involvement in the shipment of 1, 250 rounds of live ammunition.
The spokesperson of the NDLEA, Jonah Achema, in a statement on Tuesday, November 27, said the live ammunition was intercepted by the agency’s FCT command during a motorized patrol at the Gwagwalada end of Abuja-Lokoja expressway.
According to the statement, the consignment was sent through a transport company from Lagos to be collected by the policemen. “The two policemen, Jacob Jalwap, an Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) attached to police command headquarters, Jos, Plateau state and Nandul Seizing, a corporal attached to Angua Rogo, Jos, were arrested in Jos in a follow-up investigation of the live ammunition accompanied with a way bill containing the phone number and name of Nandul Seizing,” Achema said in the statement.
Achema said the two officers were arrested after they both turned up to claim ownership of the consignment. He said the suspects and the exhibits have been transferred to the police. Recall that In October, 2018, the police in Lagos arrested a 43-year-old man who posed as an official of the EFCC to dupe a company. Nigerian Tribune reports that another 42-year-old man, Sodiq Inusa, who had also in the past been impersonating a police officer has been arrested and his operational rifle recovered from him. Also, months ago, two police officers were arrested over the killing of an undergraduate in Osun state.
According to ACP Yomi Shogunle, head of public complaints rapid response unit, the two men have been arrested. The police also assured Nigerians that the police force would ensure justice.