Kogi police arrest three suspected kidnappers, recover arms, 12 cows
Kogi State police command said it has arrested three suspected kidnappers from their hideout along Okene- Auchi road.
Similarly, the command said its officers intercepted and recovered 12 cows suspected to have been rustled, while suspects escaped into the bush.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP William Ovye Aya, in a statement, yesterday said, efforts are on to trail the suspects with a view to apprehending them to face justice.
The statement reads: “On 4th of January, 2022, based on intelligence tip-off on criminal hideouts along Auchi-Okene road, the Divisional Police Officer, Okene Division SO Muhammad Nasir Isa promptly swung into action.
“He mobilised his team and moved to the scene and arrested three suspects namely; Mohammed Shehu, Idris Suleiman and Abubakar Ibrahim.
“The suspects confessed belonging to a gang terrorising Okene and its environs. Items recovered from them include, one Dane gun, two cartridges, food items and the sum of N45,000.
“Investigation is in progress. Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.
“In another development, operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, attached to Okene Division, in an intelligence-led operation in collaboration with professional hunters association along Okene-Lagos road on Monday, intercepted and recovered 12 cows suspected to have been rustled.
“When the suspects sighted security forces, they abandoned the cows and ran away. Efforts are on to trail the suspects with a view to apprehending them to face justice.”