Owerri — The Imo State police command have arrested five policemen for allegedly renting one AK-47 rifle to kidnappers in the state, according to Vanguard.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Musa Katsina, who made this known in a telephone interview, said while four of the five policemen were explaining their involvement, the armourer is being tried for negligent conduct.
The weapon was recovered in the vehicle of fleeing kidnappers, who were trying to avoid being caught by the police.
According to the commissioner the AK-47 rifle was traced the point of issue at the New Owerri police division.
The four policemen were posted to the residence of a retired Police Commissioner.
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