Troops arrest Police sergeant with 370 rounds of ammunition in Plateau



Troops of the Task Force, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), have arrested a Police Sergeant 370 rounds of ammunition in Plateau.


Maj. Ishaku Takwa, OPSH Officer disclosed this in a statement in Jos.


The statement explained that the suspect was arrested on Thursday afternon at a checkpoint in Werreng community of Barkin Ladi Local Government Area of the state.


The officer explained that the police sergeant was in a vehicle a 60--old man, had attempted to escape.


“Our troops this afternoon intercepted a police sergeant and one suspect 370 rounds of ammunition.


“The ammunition was concealed in a Toyota Pathfinder jeep registration number LGT 772 JN.


“Luck ran out of the suspects when the driver attempted to maneuvre the military check point located at Werreng along Barkin Ladi-Jos road, unfortunately, their hit the barricade at the check point which resulted in the death of one of them.


According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that the man drove the vehicle “is serving the Police Traffic Department”.


“The body of the deceased had been handed over to the Police while the suspect is currently undergoing interrogation,” he said.


Takwa said that items the suspects included a Toyota Pathfinder vehicle, N205, 000, an empty case of ammunition, one Dagger, a torchlight and three Techno phones.


The rest, he said, were a National Identity card, three wraps of substance to be cannabis and a bag containing clothing materials.


He said that the surviving suspect would be handed over to the Police after full investigation, for prosecution. (NAN)