The son of a late senior police officer has been arrested with a cache of arms large enough to start a war.
A young man, Momoh Ogirimah, who claims to be the son of a late Assistant Commissioner of Police, has been arrested for being in possession of a cache of arms including rifles, cartridges and magazines.
Ogirimah, who says he is a graduate of Industrial Engineering from the Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo State, told the police that his late father was the Commissioner of Police in charge of operations and led the police team which was ambushed and killed by the Ombatse cult members in Nassarawa State, in 2014.
He also claimed that he discovered the cache of arms after his father’s death and has been keeping them for self defence as well as using the guns to harass anyone who gets in his way.
Ogririmah expressed regrets that he did not inform the police about the cache of arms in his house, confessing that he used one the guns to harass someone who had a misunderstanding with his younger brother over money.
It was the victim that reported the incident to the police who thereafter discovered the cache of arms.
The arms and ammunition recovered from Ogirimah include one Baretta pistol with number A07078Z said to belong to the Ondo State Command, one revolver pistol with number RUHMRG799ABL said not to be on the record of any command in the country and one locally-made pistol.
Others include 133 pieces of 7.62mm ammunition, 28 pieces of .9mm ammunition, 22 pieces of 7.6mm ammunition, three bulletproof vests, one respirator, one complete set of body protector, three blasts, one hand grenade, 11 smoke cartridges, 86 life cartridges, 42 pieces of 5.56mm ammunition, two pieces of .36mm ammunition, 27 live rubber cartridges, nine .9mm rubber bullets and one anti-riot helmet.