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Kogi police nab 7 suspected kidnappers

The Kogi State Police Command on Friday said it has arrested seven suspects alleged to have been involved in kidnapping in some parts of the state.

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Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Williams Aya, told newsmen that the operatives attached to Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS) acting on a tip-off busted their (suspects) hideouts and arrested them.

Among those arrested include Samson Akogun, Joseph Mathias, Hassan Idris, Iliyasu Shaibu, Alhaji Shadow and Ede Adejoh.

The suspects were alleged to have kidnapped one Ogbu Chikehi of Egabada town in Igalamela/Odolu in the month of September and collected Ransom of N100,000.

He further said that the suspects confessed belonging to a gang that has been terrorizing residents of Idah/Odolu area of the state.

Items recovered from them include one Pump Action, machetes, the sum of #33,400 and other dangerous charms.

In a related development, Aya said that operatives attached to Kabba Division intercepted and arrested a notorious armed robber identified as Shehu Mohammed of behind Bata Shops Kabba.

He said the suspect on interrogation confessed belonging to a syndicate that has been terrorizing Kabba  town and its environment.

The PPRO said efforts were on top gear to arrest other members of his syndicate, adding that all suspects would be charged to court as soon as investigations were concluded.

He said the various Area Commanders have been directed to beef up security in their areas of responsibilities, adding that the Command remains unwavering in its commitment in tackling all forms of crimes in the state.

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