Nigeria Police Fired Officers For Selling Riffles, Explosives, Others


The Nigeria Police Force have dismissed several police officers in connection with random crime occurrences in the northeast of the country.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, November 22, the police spokesperson, Don Awuna stated that the apprehended police personnel “erred and compromised in discharging their duties and betraying the official oath of office.”

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Statement from the Nigeria Police Force listed the cases and names of suspects behind each case as thus:

ASP Yuguda Abbah, Sgt. Habila Sarki, Sgt. Diphen Nimmyel, Sgt. Yasan Danda, Sgt. Abbas Mailalle, Sgt. Bwanason Tanko, Sgt. Donan James, Cpl. Idris Salisu and Cpl. Zakari Kofi.

Awuna stated further that a notorious robbery suspect who was arrested in Adamawa Stat, made an open confession which led to the  arrest of the nine police personnel mentioned and two other suspected robbers namely, Rabo Bello and Oliver Haniol.

According to him:

“For the various roles they played through their actions and inaction, which are considered disciplinary infractions, the principal suspects and the dismissed police officers will soon be charged to court.”

Other crime cases and police personnel involved include: arrest of a vicious Kidnapper/Armed Robbery Suspect and four (4) Policemen for aiding and Abetment of Criminal Acts in Kogi State. Zakari Ya’u Isiaka (a notorious kidnapper/Armed Robber) Principal suspect, Sgt. Musbahu Yahaya, Sgt. Ugenlo Sylvester, Sgt. Musa Umar, Cpl. Omale Edicha, were all crime suspects mentioned by the police force.

Numerous ammunition were recovered; one AK-47 Rifle; one G3 Rifle; one Baretta Rifle; one Assault Rifle; ten (10) 7.62mm life ammunition; two (2) k2life ammunition; two (2) AK-47 magazines; three (3) K2 magazines; and two (2) G3 magazine.

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The suspects involved in the conspiracy to supply explosive to militants in Lagos and Ogun State include: Abiodun Amos “alias” SENTI ‘M’ and Sgt. Laibi Opakegba ‘M’. It was reported that Opakegba was intercepted discussing with Abiodun Amos on how to source and supply red dynamite to militants.