NDLEA arrests 2 policemen over illegal arms

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested two personnel of Nigeria Police Force for their alleged involvement in the shipment of 1, 250 rounds of live ammunition.

Head, Public Affairs, NDLEA, Mr Jonah Achema, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Achema named the arrested officers as Jacob Jalwap, an Assistant Superintendent of Police attached to Police Command Headquarters, Jos, Plateau and Nandul Seizing, a Corporal attached to Angua Rogo, Jos.

He said that the consignment was intercepted by NDLEA command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during a motorized patrol at Gwagwalada end of Abuja-Lokoja Expressway.

“The consignment was sent through a transport company from Lagos to be collected by the policemen.

“They were arrested in Jos in a follow-up investigation of the live ammunition accompanied with a way bill containing the phone number and name of Nandul Seizing.

Achema said that the duo were arrested when they turned up to claim the consignment.

He also said that the suspects and exhibits had been transferred to police authorities.

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