A Chief Magistrate Court in Yenagoa on Thursday ordered the police authorities in Bayelsa to dispose of vehicles, electricity transformers and boat engines, which were seized from crime suspects.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the items, which include speedboat engines, were seized from suspected kidnappers and sea pirates who were arrested by the police.
Chief Magistrate Patricia Eduoyemiekemo, who issued the order, also directed that a Nissan Primera car, which was abandoned in 2011 by suspected kidnappers, should be auctioned.
NAN recalls that the car was seized from four suspects who attempted to kidnap Assemblyman Amalayou Yuosuo, a member of the Bayelsa House of Assembly, in March 2011.
The vehicle has since been parked at the premises of the Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Bayelsa Police Command.
The other items listed for auctioning in the court order included a Mercedes Benz car with engine number 1029621027372j; a Swaraj Tractor with model number 978FE and three electricity transformers.
Three water pump engines, eight motorcycles, Sumec gasoline generator and two outboard boat engines seized from sea pirates are also in the list.
DSP Alex Akhigbe, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), said in a statement in Yenagoa on Thursday that the court’s order was in line with the provisions of the law on seized and abandoned properties in police custody.