Kogi police nab notorious kidnap syndicate

The police in Kogi said they have arrested three members of a notorious kidnapping syndicate that have been terrorising residents along the Okene axis of the state.

State police commissioner, Mr Wilson Inalegwu, who paraded the suspects yesterday in Lokoja, said they were arrested on August 30.

He said policemen attached to Okene Division on “pin down duty” stopped a Gulf Station Wagon at a checkpoint but the driver refused to stop.


Dear valued readers, subscribe to the Daily Trust e-paper to continue enjoying our diet of authoritative news. Kindly subscribe here

Inalegwu said his men gave the fleeing vehicle a chase and intercepted it, leading to the arrest of the suspects. The suspects include Mohammed Abdulrazak, Yusuf Abona Jafaru and Iliyasu Yusuf Nyamida.

Items recovered from them, according to the police, include one Barreta pistol with six rounds of live ammunition; one Tiger Pistol Revolver with 12 live ammunition, nine hand sets of different types, a small box containing surgical implements, one HP Laptop and an colour Golf station wagon Car with Reg. No. EKP 394 EX, EDO

He said the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation, adding that effort is on to track down other members of the syndicate.

Download Daily Trust News App

Get it on Google Play
Share this article

Join us on

Join our whatsapp group here for Breaking News, Exclusives , others

Complain about a story or Report an error and/or correction: +2348189301900 (Whatsapp and SMS only) Email:

DISCLAIMER: Comments on this thread are that of the maker and they do not necessarily reflect the organizations stand or views on issues.