Friday, July 20, 2012
9 Policemen involved in arms Dealings with Robbers Arrested in Zamfara State
Kwara, who was in Zamfara on the invitation of the state government to unravel armed robbery gangs operating in the state, disclosed to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital, that nine policemen, comprising eight inspectors and a sergeant, were arrested over their involvement in supplying arms and ammunition to various armed robbery gangs in the state.
He said that one of the arrested officers was in charge of armoury in the state police command.
Kwara, who stayed for about 26 days in Zamfara state, said the syndicate had one network based in Yobe state.
He expressed satisfaction with the support and cooperation received from the Zamfara state police command.
When our correspondent contacted the Zamfara state Commissioner of Police, Mr Usman Akila Gwary, he said he was not competent to speak on the matter.