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Man arraigned for alleged possession of firearm

25 March 2013, 16:02

Makurdi - The police on Monday arraigned a 29-year-old man, Levi Achivin, before a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court for alleged illegal possession of firearm and criminal conspiracy.

Prosecutor Omaye Ujata told the court that an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Abdulsalami Busari, arrested the suspect while on patrol at Airforce Base, Makurdi, and brought him to the state CID office.

Ujata said that the accused hailed from Tongov in the Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue.

``When the accused was arrested during the patrol, the police found one locally-made pistol and six live ammunitions on him,’’ he said,

He added that the accused admitted committing the alleged offence during interrogation.

Magistrate David Agada granted bail to the accused bail in the sum of N100 000 with one surety in the like sum.

He adjourned the case to April 26, for hearing.


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