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Fired police inspector jailed for theft and selling AK-47 to robbers


The Chief Magistrate Court in Minna, Niger State has convicted sacked police inspector Yahaya Mohammed of stealing and selling AK-47 magazines and ammunition to suspected armed robbers and sentenced him to two years in prison. handed down the verdict.

It was gathered that the convict, who was the head of the armory at the Niger State Police Command, committed the crime in collusion with Ndaman Gana, who is also the head of the armory department.

The fired officer was charged with two counts of criminal conspiracy and theft of an AK-47 magazine and illegal sale of an AK-47 magazine and ammunition.

Police prosecutor DSP Ahmed Saidu told the court that the crime was in violation of Section 97(2), Section 288(l) of the Penal Code.

The Police First Information Report (FIR) revealed that the information was received from a reliable source in the Department of State Services (DSS) attached to Rafi LGA of Niger State. Give Kagara Motor Park a weapon.

“Police detectives swung into action and arrested former Inspector Yahaya Mohamed, a former police officer of the Operations Division. Deputy Commander of State Amory, Minna.

“During a police investigation, you, a former police inspector, conspired with Ndaman Gana, a state armory officer attached to the Ministry of Operations, OPS, to collect 22 magazines belonging to the police and 61 live rounds of different calibers with Minna. The Niger State Police Command.

“Both of them sold the magazines at the rate of N1,000 and each ammunition was sold to one ex-Corporal Sani Mohammed, formerly of MOPOL 12 Minna, at the rate of N650.”

As a result, when the charges were read out to Muhammad by Chief Justice Hajiya Fatih Umar Hassan, he pleaded guilty to the charges.

The prosecution then invoked the provisions of Article 190 of the Niger State Criminal Justice Management Act, stating that the convict had been diagnosed with cough-related hemophilia, and asked the court to promptly convict him.

Chief Justice Hajiya Fatih Umar Hassan, while handing down the sentence, expressed disappointment with the inmate’s attitude as a police officer responsible for protecting the lives and property of the public.

She then directed that if the fired police officers were unable to pay the fine, they should be taken to the Chanchaga Leprosy Colony to serve their prison sentences.

Source: dailypost.ng

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