Kwara state police command yesterday said it operatives arrested four suspects, believed to be members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for alleged possession of illegal firearms.
Deputy Commissioner of police (DCP), in the state command, Zanna Ibrahim, said the suspects were arrested yesterday morning in the residence of the state caretaker chairman of PDP, Solomon Edoja.
Blueprint gathered that a PDP member of the House of Assembly was invited and interrogated by the state police command on Tuesday in connection with the allegation.
He said: “Four suspects were arrested in Oyun area of the metropolis, in the house of the PDP chairman on Tuesday morning. One of the suspects, Olorunfemi Sola, was caught with a locally made gun and one live cartridge.”
The DCP, who said investigation on the matter was still going on, added that further investigations would categorically reveal identity of other suspects.
In his reaction, the caretaker chairman of the PDP in the state said the embattled lawmaker was invited by the police to explain what he knew about the matter.
He said: “Some hoodlums were sited outside the premises of my lodge this morning and we discovered that about 90 percent of them were people masquerading like PDP members who whose mission was to foment trouble.
“When police arrested one of them and searched him thoroughly, he was caught with life ammunition and you will agree with me that it is typical of hoodlums to mention names of prominent person when arrested.”