Police Inspector, Nathaniel Manasseh has been arrested by the Cross Rivers State Police command for allegedly gunrunning and renting his riffles to notorious criminals.
Disclosing this is the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Sikiru Akande, during the briefing with newsmen in Cross Rivers.
Akande who stated that the state which is regaining its lost glory in the area of security and become the most peaceful state in Nigeria, promised to keep it that way.
Fighting anything and anyone against the peace of the state, the CP revealed that the police has arrested a number of people involved in criminal activities in the state.
Amongst those apprehended include an Inspector of Police, who was alleged of giving out his riffles on “rent” to notorious criminals and is a member of a gun running syndicate.
The Inspector, who was not able to account for some arms including two AK-47 riffles was paraded alongside other suspects at the state police headquarters in Diamond Hill, Calabar, on Tuesday, June 22.
Nathaniel was also alleged of being involved in gunrunning in Cross River and Imo State and had not been able to account for some arms including two AK-47 riffles.
Speaking to newsmen, the Inspector denied being a gunrunner, claiming that he was charmed and dispossessed of some AkK-47s, including a vehicle.
“I was charmed. I can’t really explain what happened and how they dispossessed me of the riffles. I am not a gunrunner.” he said.