The Kwara Police Command has arrested the son of an ex-police officer for allegedly threatening a man with a gun and illegal possession of firearms.
Mr Salihu Garuba, the state's Commissioner of Police, said this while addressing newsmen in Ilorin.
Garuba said the accused person (name withheld) was arrested on Feb. 6 at Tanke, Ilorin, while threatening one Al-Amin Lukman with a gun during a rift between them.
He said the suspect was the son of a late Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Nasarawa State.
He said when a search was conducted at the suspect's residence at Tanke area of Ilorin, a beretta pistol; a revolver pistol and a locally-made double barrel gun were recovered.
Other items recovered, Garuba said, include: 133 pieces of 7.62mm ammunition, 28 pieces of .9mm ammunition, 22 pieces of 7.6mm ammunition, three bullet proof vests, a respiratory and a complete set of body protector.
He said three blasts, a hand grenade, 11 smoke cartridges, 86 live cartridges, 42 pieces of 5.5mm, two pieces of .36mm ammunitions and two pairs of handcuffs with key, were also recovered.
The commissioner said the suspect also had in his possession, a knife, nine life .9mm rubber bullets and one anti-riot helmet.
He said during interrogation, the suspect claimed that the exhibits belonged to his late father and regretted that he did not hand them over to the police after his father's death in 2013.
Garuba said two suspects were also arrested with a Mercedes Benz Truck, marked XU 110 BDG, loaded with 108,260 rounds of live cartridges.
He said that the suspects were arrested by a team of policemen attached to the Kosubosu Division, Baruteen Local Government Area of Kwara. He said investigation into the cases have commenced. (NAN)
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