Police arrest graduate with 4 locally-made riffles, ammunition in Plateau
The Police Command in Plateau has arrested a graduate with four locally-fabricated riffles and 40mm ammunition.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Bartholomew Onyeka, stated this while parading the suspect and some others on Wednesday in Jos while on a stop-and-search operation on Jos-Pankshin road.
Onyeka said that upon handing over the suspect, the police commenced investigations, adding that in the process, four locally-fabricated riffles were recovered from his house.
He said that the command also arrested some other suspects over alleged kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and cult activities, among other crimes.
The suspect, however, told newsmen that he manufactured the riffles for his personal use.
”I’m a hunter and I give herbal medicine to people.
”Because I visit the bush regularly, I produced the guns for my hunting and self-protection,” he said.