The police in Lagos on Saturday stated they’d arrested a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly and two others for alleged illegal possession of firearms.
The spokesman of the command, Chike Oti, stated that the suspects have been present process interrogations.
“The first and second suspect, Wale Oye (37) and Ganiyu Ajiboluwa (47), have been arrested on July 12, at about 5.45 p.m. by a team of Inspector-General of Police X-Squad operatives on patrol at Apple Junction, alongside Festac extension, Amuwo Odofin.
“A single barrel Mossverg pump motion rifle with identification No. B/NO D512429, one Zirve Magnum pump motion rifle with No. B/NO 45639 and two reside cartridges have been recovered from the suspects.
“However, during interrogation, the suspects claimed the guns were given to them by one Mr Dipo Olorunrinu, 47 years, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Lagos State House of Assembly, to escort him to a political rally,” Oti stated in a press release.
The spokesman stated that the lawmaker was arrested and admitted possession of the weapons.
“To additional show that the weapons have been his, he produced expired licences dated 2015 and 2016, respectively.
“He couldn’t justify his refusal to give up the weapons throughout the window interval supplied within the final nationwide mop up of unlawful firearms and ammunition train.
“Investigation is in progress and further findings on the matter will be communicated to the general public as usual,” he stated.