- recover two locally made guns.
- Primary suspect, Jafaru remains on the run
A middle-aged man has been arrested by men of the Edo state police command for alleged unlawful possession of firearms and kidnapping.
The suspect was arrested in a house in Okpilla, Etsako East, a local government area of Edo state.
Sanusi Abdulmalik was arrested by the Police, who stormed his residence based on credible information over Mr Emmanuel Idris’s abduction in Okpilla, Edo state.
The police team then stormed the residence of One Jafaru, who was fingered in the abduction.
The police operatives who took over the house around 2 am did not meet the suspect, who reportedly already escaped to an unknown destination.
Upon a search of the house, two locally made cut to size guns were recovered.
The suspect, Sanusi Abdulmalik, was subsequently arrested by the PolicePolice.
Sanusi denied ownership of the guns, claiming “my brother Jafaru is a cultist, he owns the gun. I was shocked to see the Police at my house. Jafaru kept the guns in my room.”
Investigators have yet to arrest Jafaru as he remains on the run.
Mr Emmanuel Idris, an indigene of Okpilla, was kidnapped on the 10th of November, 2020, from his house in Okpilla, Edo state.
His abductors are yet to contact his family for negotiation as all his mobile phones have been turned off.
The Police, however, are appealing to anyone with useful information of the whereabouts of the said Emmanuel Idris to contact the nearest police station or call Edo police control room numbers on 08077773721 or 08037646272.