Nine policemen, 41 others charged with illegal firearms deal

The Federal Government through the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation, has charged 51 defendants, including nine policemen with illegal dealing in firearms.

The case was filed at the Federal High Court in Yola.

The case was filed on behalf of the AGF by an Assistant Chief State Counsel of the Department of Public Prosecutions, Federal Ministry of Justice, on October 3.

The defendants:

The policemen named in the case are Yuguda Abubakar, Sarkin Fada Habila, Donan James, Dipha Namiel, Abba Mailalle, Bwamson Tanko, Yason Dauda, Idris Salisu, Zakari Pofi, and Rabo Bello.

The rest of the 41 defendants are those to whom the policemen allegedly sold  guns and other firearms to.

They include Oliver Haniel, Alhaji Hodi Adamu, James Nabi, Edal Anderawus, Nuhu Ishaya, Sumobiu Yakubu, Gaman Yohela, Titus Dawe, Stanley Congo, Aamu Eli, Anderawus Batelo, Shehu Audu, Akila Dimliura, Oliver Diuwan, Munlura Amos, and Majo Aliyu.

Others are Usman Saudi, Amos Tafida, Godwin Umaru, Bello Bulus, Nnanna Emmanuel, Samuel B. Samba, Juli Inusa, Adamu Lolo, Inusa Mohammed, Mohammed Rabiu, Umar Dauda, Suleiman Buba, and Gidado Garba.

The rest are Umar Jafung, Aliyu Mohammed, Mohammed Abdullahi, Yaya Saidu, Mohammadu Kwaire, Atiku Ibrahim, Ibahim Isah, Idi Juli, Abdulkareem Umar, Ibrahim Umar and Hammadu Abdullahi.

The charges:

The defendants were accused of “trading” in “assorted firearms and ammunition” in Yola and its environs without licence between 2013 and 2016.

“This is a case of sale and possession of prohibited firearms without lawful permit or registration perpetrated by the accused persons who traded in assorted firearms and ammunition in Yola and its environs  without licence and not being registered as firearms dealers,” the case summary filed by the prosecution read.

The firearms allegedly recovered from them were 22 AK47, two Pump Action short guns, eight locally-made revolvers, three locally-made pistols, one Uzi Rifle and 1,150 rounds of live ammunition.

Only four of the accused persons were named in the first count, while the whole of the 51 accused persons were named in the second count.

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