A 44-year-old man, identified as Safi Abolaji, known as Ojulari has been arrested for alleged unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition at Kankatu area, Ilorin Kwara State.
Ojulari, who confessed to be a member of the opposition and a member of the Aye confraternity, was arrested at a political rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Police said.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Ajayi Okasanmi who confirmed the incident in a statement issued on Monday said Ojulari’s arrest followed intelligence which led to him being overpowered by public-spirited persons and policemen.
“Two locally-made short-guns with cartridges and some charms were found in his possession, adding that the suspect was just recently released from the correctional facility after serving a prison term.
“During the investigation, the suspect, who confirmed to be an active member of the Aye confraternity, who was also just recently released from the correctional facility after serving a prison term, could not sufficiently explain his presence at the APC rally, having confirmed to be a member of the People Democratic Party (PDP) in the state,” he added.
“Further investigation into the matter is ongoing to establish his motive and ensure the arrest of other members of his cult group. The suspect would be charged as soon as the investigation into the case is concluded,” Okasanmi added.