3 female suspects arrested over 818 rounds of live ammunition

•As police parade 36 others for kidnapping, cattle rustling, robbery

Police on Wednesday in Abuja has arrested and paraded three female suspects for a failed attempt to move 818 rounds of live ammunition from Kano State to Yenagoa in Bayelsa State.

The suspects along with 36 others were paraded before newsmen by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), for alleged offences ranging from kidnapping, cattle-rustling to gunrunning amongst others.

According to him, the suspected owner of the ammunitions, one Yower, who is currently being detained by the military, had concealed the consignment inside a half bag of rice and instructed one the suspects, his wife, Elena Yower, to take it to the motor park in Kano to be delivered to another suspect, Favour Bello in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

He said that on getting to the motor park, the motor boys complained that the half bag of rice was rather too heavy and became suspicious which made them open it and discover the ammunitions.

The FPRO appealed to the members of the public to always cross-check any parcel or load being given to them for delivery so as not to fall victim of any eventuality.

Narrating her role in the incident, Mrs Elena Yower said that of her husband of seven years instructed her via telephone to take the half bag of rice to the motor park for onward delivery to one Miss Favour Bello in faraway Yenagoa in Bayelsa State, and that she had no knowledge of the contents of the bag rather than it was half a bag of rice her husband told her.

Mrs Yower described her husband as a gentleman who might have been influenced by his friends in their desire to acquire material things in a hurry and she insisted that she only carried out her husband’s instructions.

She said that she only got to know that the ammunitions were concealed inside the half bag of rice when the military police came to arrest her and detained for one week before being moved to Abuja for further investigation.

In her confession to the press, Favour Bello confirmed that she was actually expecting the parcel from Kano having been duly briefed by Yower who is now being detained by military authorities over the incident.

In a related development, the Police also paraded a 29-year-old suspect, a father, who specialises in robbing car hire service operators of their vehicles at gunpoint after giving them poisoned edible things or soft drinks.

The suspect who identified himself as Moses and an artist said that he was in the business to raise money to purchase his instruments.  He said he has stolen several vehicles after he was released from prison recently.

Moses said that the stolen vehicles were sold off at giveaway prices, explaining for instance that a Golf car was sold for ₦80,000.

Speaking on this development, the FPRO warned car hire service operators not to take any edible thing from passengers in whatever any guise.

Also, another suspect who specialises in stealing of motorcycles was also paraded.

The suspect who claimed to be a motorcycle rider confirmed to have stolen close to 40 motorcycles, and that each was sold at ₦60,000.

The exhibits recovered from the suspects include seven AK-47 rifles, three pump action guns and other weapons.

 

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