Inspecter Felix Gbekle, the Nalerigu station Officer has been arrested for facilitating the illegal acquisition of a gun license for a suspected thief who was standing trial for illegal possession of arms and stealing at the Nalerigu court in the North East Region.
In August this year, the North East police command began investigating suspect Adam Musah for alleged stealing. The police later uncovered an unregistered pump action gun in his house. Mr. Musah was arrested and charged with possessing an unlicensed firearm and alleged stealing and put before the Nalerigu District Court.
As trail progressed, Mr. Musah miraculously produced a license for his gun. The license was given by the Tesano Divisional police. The prosecution prayed the court to for time to examine the license. The court granted the request.
Investigations into the license revealed that inspector Gbekle, working with an accomplice in the Tesano Divisional police, dubiously obtained the license by taking the picture of the gun, which was serving as an exhibit in the trial, and sending the Tesano Divisional Divisional police command for the license to be prepared and handed to him.
He then took delivery of the license later and handed it over to Musah so that the court, upon seeing the license may drop charges of unlawful possession of a firearm against him. But the scheme has been discovered by the North East police, who are now investigating the inspector.
Inspector Gbekle was on monday interogated at the North East Regional police command and he admitted helping the suspect to procure the license by sending photos to a colleague at the formed police unit of the Tesano Divisional police command where he worked formerly.
He has since been detained and shall face further action in accordance with the rules and regulations for the service and the law.
Story by: Anita