Kogi: Police parade 13 suspected kidnappers, robbers

Cross section of suspects paraded by the police in Kogi yesterday

The Kogi State Police Command has paraded 13 suspected criminals arrested over offences bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle-rustling and illegal possession of fire arms, among others.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Busari, while parading the suspects before newsmen at the state police headquarters in Lokoja, yesterday, said the arrests followed continuous onslaughts against criminality by special operatives attached to the Operation Puff Adder.

Amongst those paraded was one Mohammed Abubakar, who was arrested in connection with the killing of a police sergeant at Isanlu area command in Yagba-East.

The commissioner of police said the suspect, and his gang of four armed robbers now at large, attacked police personnel attached to the Isanlu area command along Aye/Jagula road in Yagba East area of the state and killed one Sergeant Kareem Ismaila.

He added that the suspect, who is from Abugi, was arrested at Ikole by operatives attached to the Operation Puff Adder.

Also paraded were, Emmanuel Bello, Jafaru Jimoh, Idowu Salami, Suleiman Mohammed, Abdulmalik Abdulrasheed and Issac Adekanmi Ogundare, who were arrested for armed robbery along Lokoja-Okene highway.

He said Bashir Oyetunji, Mohammed Danjuma Usman and Arome Paul were arrested for being in possession of unlawful fire arms.

Amongst exhibits recovered from the suspects were locally made pistol, AK47 rifles, cartridges, a knife and charms.

He said all suspects would be charged to court upon conclusion of investigation.

While assuring the general public of adequate security of life and property during the ember months, the CP appealed for more support from the people to enable them discharge their duties effectively.


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