I Mistakenly Sold Pistol – Police Sergeant


A police sergeant, Haruna Yusuff has confessed to stealing the pistol of a station officer, Ehigimetor Ileso (now deceased) at the Omu Aran Divisional Police Station in Kwara State.

According to Nigerian Tribune, Yusuff was nabbed by operatives of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team. It was also revealed that late Ileso was
arrested, tried and dismissed over the missing pistol some years back.

Yusuff, who served in the same police station as late Ileso said, “I can only say that I am sorry. Out of the two arms that I sold to him, one belonged to the Omu Aran Divisional Police
Station while the other one was locally-made. That one that belonged to the division, I saw it outside of the mosque behind the police station.

“I didn’t know that it belonged to the SO. It was about three years ago. I got the locally-made pistol in Benue State. The person who sold it to me is dead now. We went for burial and he was talking about selling it and somebody directed him to me. I bargained with him and bought it from him.

“When I picked the gun, it didn’t occur to me to take it to the station despite the fact that I know that it was not valuable to me. I don’t know what actually came over me. I mistakenly
sold the gun.”

Credit: Punch

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