Haruna Yusuf, a police sergeant, revealed how he stole a gun from a mosque within the police station and sold it to a disc jockey.
Yusuf, who was paraded with six other people accused of being cultists, said he sold the English Berretta pistol for N47,000 to a DJ in Omu-Aran, Kwara state, who was said to be an amourer for the cult group.
He adds, “I am traffic warden serving in Kwara state. I was on a special duty when I was arrested on November 30, 2021 by a team from IRT. I was arrested with regards to a missing fire arm. I found the firearm behind a mosque in my division and “Instead of me to take the firearm to my colleagues at the station, I mistakenly sold it to a DJ for N47,000. I actually don’t know what came over me. After I disposed it, I learnt firearm was missing but I could not confess that I sold it so as not to get into trouble.
“I also sold a local revolver pistol. I got the pistol from an event organised by my kinsmen. I actually bought it N25,000 due to the incessant killings by herdsmen in my town. I was afraid with the security situation in the country that was why I bought it”.
Yusuf would be handled administratively first, according to Commissioner of Police Olawale Olokode, before being prosecuted.
He went on to say that the weapon’s owner, late Inspector Ehigimetor Ileso, was fired because of the missing weapons case, and that he later died as a result of the incident.