A comptroller was arrested in Abuja for buying ammunition over time from Niger State Police command. Mr. Jack Bot, as his name goes, was arrested at the customs head office Wuse, Abuja by the State Security Service(SSS).
Earlier, two police officers had been apprehended for supplying arms and ammunition to armed robbers in Minna, Niger State capital, and the information they provided led to the arrest of Mr. Bot.
The customs officer and the two policemen were alleged to have a connection with the disappearance of some ammunition from the police armoury in Minna.
Commenting on the arrest, the Comptroller General of Customs, Abdullahi Dikko said “For long we have been working with Ali Kwara, who informed me that they suspected that someone among my officers is aiding armed robbers with weapons. I told him he should fish him out and arrest him, whoever he is. Eventually, they arrested a junior officer, one Shehu, who is an orderly to a comptroller, Jack, from Plateau State.
When Ali Kwara arrested Shehu, he (Shehu) told him that Jack is his boss and they have been doing this together since 2002, and they even supplied weapons to Jos during crises. I thank God that out of 20,000 people I am heading only two people were accused of such crime.”