Men of the Edo State Police Command have found a missing police rifle in the bedroom of a monarch in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area.
The police are also investigating how the rifle allotted to a serving officer attached to some expatriates working in the council found its way into the bedroom of the traditional ruler of Sasaro in the area.
The monarch, who has spent a week in police custody over the incident, is believed to have offered useful information to the police.
Trouble was said to have started penultimate Tuesday when a native of Sasaro community, who works for a quarry company in the area owned by a Lebanese, drowned when he went to swim in a river near the factory.
His Lebanese employers allegedly went to the community to report the incident when youths pounced on them beating the two policemen attached to the expatriates and in the process seized one of their rifles.
The policemen were said to have called for reinforcement to rescue them and the expatriate workers, during which one of them reported his missing rifle.
It was gathered that in the course of searching for the missing gun, it was found in the monarch’s bedroom, who was immediately arrested and taken to the Igarra Police Station for questioning and later transferred to the state command for further interrogation.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that a few years ago, some youths from Igarra, headquarters of the council, were beaten and detained in Sasaro for visiting a disputed land between the two communities. It took the intervention of the Otaru of Igarra before they were released.
When contacted, the Edo Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Stephen Onwochei, said he was yet to get the full details of the incident.

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