A resident of Mayo Belwa Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Musa Adamu, has landed in prison custody at the Adamawa Police Command headquarters in Yola over offenses bordering on illegal possession of firearms.
When interrogated, the 33-year-old suspect claimed a repented armed robbery colleague surrendered the weapons to him. He told the police that he had been involved in kidnapping in the past, but had repented from it, insisting that the four guns he was caught with were handed to him to keep. He told the police that when one of his former gang members heard that he had repented from kidnapping, he called and told him that he wanted to meet and surrender his guns.
He insisted that he did not mean to use the guns for any nefarious activities as he had given up such activities.
“I was a kidnapper and I once worked with other people and abducted two residents in Taraba, one in Numan and one in Mayo Belwa LGA of Adamawa respectively, but I have long repented,” he said.
Confirming his arrest, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said Adamu and all other suspects in the case and other cases would be investigated and prosecuted.