A police commissioner, Bashir Makama has claimed that the former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, as not accounted for at least 780 bullets in the boxes of ammunition he handed over to the police on May 28.
According to Premium Times, Makama has informed the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, about the missing bullets.
This discovery, as reported, could bolster suspicion that the embattled former governor might not have handed over all the weapons in his possession to the police — a puzzle Nigerians have said only a thorough inquiry could unravel.
In an urgent report which Makama filed to Adamu on June 27 — following a revealing story by Premium Time about how Amosun illegally stockpiled powerful weapons inside Government House, Abeokuta, for an extended period — the police chief said one of the boxes of AK 47 bullets that Amosun handed over to the police was met opened.
In the June 27 memo, Makama said Amosun handed over 1,201 boxes, each holding 1,200 AK 47 bullets, the newspaper reports.
However, “one of the boxes was met opened and contains four hundred and twenty (420) rounds of live ammunition.”
Due to the missing bullets, the police chief said the 1,201 boxes contained only 1,440,420, instead of 1,441,200 that should have been there.
He also said 271 bulletproof vests and one armoured personnel carrier were amongst the items released to the police by Amosun, and reiterated that no AK 47 rifles were received at the hurriedly-arranged handover ceremony because they had been donated to the police since 2012.