41-year-old notorious kidnapper, Ex-Cpl Sa’idu Lawal has been arrested by the Zamfara State Command for armed robbery, illegal possession of prohibited firearms, and gun running.
Ex-Cpl Sa’idu Lawal who has been terrorising the peace and security of Zamfara State and neighbouring Katsina, Kaduna, Niger, Kebbi, and Sokoto States specialised in armed robbery, kidnapping, gun running, and other heinous crimes.
NigeriaCrime.com gathered that on 27th August 2022 at about 5:30 pm, the Police Tactical/Escort Team attached to the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Police Command, CP Kolo Yusuf acted on actionable intelligence that led to the arrest of the above Sa’idu Lawal ex-service personnel of the Nigeria Army attached 73 Battalion Janguza Army Barracks Kano.
Ex-Cpl Sa’idu Lawal was intercepted with a Pontiac Vibe vehicle with registration number KRD 686 CY Lagos, along Abuja – Kaduna enroute Zamfara State. The search was conducted on the spot and the above-mentioned exhibits were recovered in his possession.
According to the police, some of the exhibits recovered from him are one AK-47 Rifle Breech No. Q971987, one AK-49 Rifle Breech No. 34-7094, 200 7.6mm Rounds of Live Ammunition
501 7.62X51mm Rounds of GPMG Live Ammunition and eight empty Magazines.
Confirming the suspect’s arrest, SP Mohammed Shehu, Police Public Relations Officer Zamfara State Command said In the course of interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was to convey the said exhibits from Loko LGA of Nasarawa State to his customer one Dogo Hamza ‘M’ of Bacha village in Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State. The suspect further confessed that he had previously supplied the same consignment to his other customers in Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, and Kebbi States respectively.
A discreet investigation is in progress to arrest his partners in crime.