Amao, the firearms supplier at police command Olatunji, led the police to arrest Amao
A suspected cross-border gun runner, Abdulazeez Amao, 47,
has allegedly confessed to the police how he supplies guns and ammunition to
Oyo State, western Nigeria, after he was implicated by a suspected armed
robber, Olatunbosun Olatunji, 48, who alleged that Amao supplies him guns for
19 magazines all loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition.
Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Manko at the command headquarters in Ikeja,
involved in armed robbery, admitting that he was only a businessman that deals
in arms which he buys from his customer known as Zakari Watara in Burkina Faso.
Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger Republic, while Nigeria is the destination for the
by packing them inside milk cartons and transporting them to Paraku town in
them inside sacks containing yam flour (Elubo) and then transports them to
Ibadan, Oyo State capital, through Kabo border.
robbers who make him good offers, disclosing that most of his customers are
from Onitsha in Anambra State, eastern Nigeria.
rifles, and English made pistols and bullets to his clients.
develop fault if the owners return them for such purposes.
introduced themselves as robbers to him but he knew some were criminals.
sell gun to them. But as an adult, such demand for arms might be for robbery or
to cause violence in the society.”
arrested by the men of the State
Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, following the arrest Olatunji at Suberu area of
to his gang and sells them for N320,000 each.
deployed to Ibadan and after eight days
of intensive investigation, Amao was arrested in his house where some arms
suspects will be charged to court after investigation.