From: Ali Abare, Gombe
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Gombe State has arrested two suspects with a Jericho pistol with three life ammunitions and 300 grams of psychotropic substances.
Commandant of the agency in the state, Mr Aliyu Adole, disclosed this to journalists, in Gombe, on Tuesday.
He said that the two suspects were 30- year old Mijinyawa Shehu and 25- year old Abdul Shehu of Wangi-Zange village in Dukku Local Government Area of the state.
“We went for an operation in their village, we got information that his junior brother sales psychotropic substances and some other drugs of abuse, while we are there we intercepted the brother, we went inside the room for search.
“Immediately the senior brother saw us, he rushed into the room trying to hide something. We rushed and find out it is a pistol he is trying to hide and on searching him we find one life bullet inside his pocket and three other life bullets under his pillow.
“For the junior brother we seized 300 grams of psychotropic substances,” Adole said
According to him, they find out that the pistol was in possession of the suspect for over two years.
Adole said that Shehu who’s pistol was in his possession would be handed over to police for further investigation while his junior brother would be charged to Federal High court for dealing in hard drugs.
Mijinyawa Shehu confirmed to journalists that the Jericho pistol was in his possession for over two years.
According to him, he found the pistol in bush after the 2015 general elections while rearing their cattle.
He said none of his relations knew about the pistol up to the time he was arrested and he did not make use of it.