- An unnamed former police armourer in Bauchi has been arrested following Yakubu Dogara's alleged assassination threat
- The police commissioner in the state, Umar Sanda, told journalists that further investigation into the ex-speaker's claim is ongoing
- Sanda also revealed that while two missing riffles in the command's armoury have been recovered, one is yet to be accounted for
Bauchi - The police command in Bauchi on Sunday, August 21, announced that a former armourer in the force has been arrested over claims of threat to life by ex-speaker Yakubu Dogara.
This was the revelation made to journalists on Sunday by the state's police commissioner, Umar Sanda, PM News reports.
According to Sanda, the arrest of the former armourer who retired in 2020 was in connection to allegations of missing riffles in the command's armoury.
Moreover, the commissioner pointed out that he has ordered stock-taking of the armoury because aside from the two missing riffles which have been recovered, another one is yet to be accounted for, The Cable reports.
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“We have expanded our investigations,” he said, adding that the arrested retired armoury officer left the service two years ago.
“We are yet to confirm the claim because it came from only one person, but we have intensified our investigations.
“We will tell the world the outcome of the investigation once we are through with it, there is nothing to hide."
Yakubu Dogara petitions IGP over alleged threat to his life
Recall that Dogara had petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP) over an alleged threat to his life and three others in his constituency.
Dogara represents Bogoro, Dass and Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives.
In the petition dated Friday, August 19, the lawmaker asked the IGP to comprehensively investigate gun-running activities involving three persons – Insp. Dakat Samuel, Insp. Auwalu Mohammed and Barau Joel Amos (Sarkin Yaki) in the area.
Ex-speaker Dogara added that Amos had confessed that he attempted to buy rifles from the two police officers in order to kill him and three others.