Police in Yobe State yesterday paraded three suspects in connection with cases of extortion, criminal intimidation and illegal possession of arms.
Parading the suspects at the Police Headquarters, along Gashua road in Damaturu, the command’s public relations officer, PPRO, ASP Toyin Gbadegesin, said 40-year-old Kachalla Bukar was cut in possession of fire arms, in contravention of Sections 292 and 397 of the Panel Code Law of the country.
The PPRO said the firearms in his possession was English-made double-barrel gum with seven cartridges of live ammunitions which he used as instrument of intimidation to extort money from victims.
ASP Gbadegesin also said the suspect has allegedly extorted N2,155,000 from 22 victims.
The offences of illegal firearms and criminal trespass with intent to commit felony, the PPRO revealed, is a join act involving Mustapha Mohammed who was caught armed with a locally-made short gun given to him by Buji Alhaji Liman, the prime suspect.
The act, according to the police spokesman, contravenes CAP “F” 28 fire Arm Act Sections 344, 95 and 207 of the Panel Code law of Nigeria.
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