Court remands tailor for alleged illegal possession of firearms


An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court has ordered the remand of a 38-year-old tailor, Abdulrasheed Zakariyau of Magaji compound, Oke-Andi, Ilorin, for alleged illegal possession of fire arms.
The Prosecutor, Inspector Alhassan Jubril, told the court that the case was reported on Sept. 24 at the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad office by the Squad Vehicular Patrol Team, led by Inspector Odior Victor.
Jubril said that on the same date, while on patrol along Fate/Water view, Sango area, to checkmate criminal activities, they intercepted a Bajaj motorcycle with registration number QX368LND.
He said that the rider of the motorcycle, who happened to be the accused person, looked suspicious and so his house was searched.
“A short dane gun and a locally-made pistol loaded with one live cartridge was recovered from him and when we questioned him, he could not give satisfactory account of the items recovered from him,’’ the prosecutor said.
Jubril said that during an investigation, it was revealed that the accused person was also a member of a vigilante group.
He, however, said that the type of gun recovered could not be possessed by a vigilante man.
The prosecutor said that the case contravened Section 27 (A) 1 of the Firearms Act.
The Magistrate, Mrs Hafsat Alege, ordered that the accused should be remanded in prison. The case was adjourned until October 15, for further mention. (NAN)

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