Police arrest ten notorious armed robbers, kidnappers in kogi
The kogi state police command has confirmed the arrest of ten vicious and notorious armed robbery and kidnapping suspects, who they said have been terrorizing the state.
In a statement by DSP William Ovye Aya, Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), kogi state police command, which was made available to Guardian in Lokoja on Tuesday, said the crime prevention and control strategies adopted by the Command through intensive patrol, raids of identified criminal hideouts, as well as intelligence led to the arrest of the criminals.
The statement which reads in part said “The continuous onslaught against kidnapping, armed banditry and other heinous crime in Kogi State have continued to yield positive results as operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) Kogi State recorded yet another harvest of criminal elements.
“The crime prevention and control strategies adopted by the Command through intensive patrol, raids of identified criminal hideouts, as well as intelligence led to the arrest of ten (10) suspected criminal elements terrorizing the innocent people of the State.
According to Aya, the armed robbers includes, Ibrahim saliu, Jimoh Yakubu and Isah usman.
He listed items recovered from them to include; locally made pistol, one cut to size locally made single barrel gun, seven live cartridges and some of the victim’s properties
He said “on the 29 April 2020 at about 1100hrs, following a report received that some unknown armed robbers invaded and robbed some houses in Adavi and carted away their properties.
“The operatives promptly swung into action and arrested one Ibrahim Saliu of Etahi Village, Okene who have been terrorizing Okene and its environs. Further investigation led to the arrest of the duo of Jimoh Yakubu and Isah Usman both if Okene. The suspects confessed to the crime.
“Items recovered from them includes; one locally made Pistol, one cut to size locally made single Barrel gun, seven live cartridges and some the victims’ properties.
“Consequent upon a report that some unknown thieves broke into their victim’s house at Female and carted away with his Infinix Android Phone. The operatives attached to SARS swung into action and arrested one Hassan Adedoyin Bashiru of Agbaja Village, Female and recovered the stolen handset from him.
“Following a tip-off on the activities of ritualists within Ajaokuta axis, the operatives attached to SARS through an intelligence-led operation arrested Mohammed Yakubu, sekpe samson, Emmanuel Gwatana with a human skull.
He said all the suspects will soon be arraigned in Court on completion of Investigation.
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