Suspected miscreants meet Waterloo
Kogi police parade 19 alleged criminals
THE Kogi State Police Command yesterday paraded about 19 suspects for various criminal offences.
The state Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu paraded the suspects in Lokoja, the state capital yesterday.
Their offences included: armed robbery, kidnapping, possession of currency suspected to be counterfeit, criminal conspiracy and disturbance of public peace.
Ojukwu, who spoke through the Police Public Relations Officer, William Aya, disclosed that five of the suspects: Aminu Alhaji, Onuche Sumaila, Hassan Abalala, Malik Agala and Husseini Alhaji, all males, were nabbed by the state anti-robbery squad (SARS) after a stop and search on the Itobe/Anyigba Road.
Ojukwu said they were arrested with locally- made pistol, five live cartridges, navy blue mask and other exhibits.
‘The worst hit of the robbery attack, according to the police commissioner, is between Itobe and Anyigba Highway linking the eastern part of the country.’
He called for collaboration from government and public individuals in its efforts to rid the state of criminality.
The commissioner said combating crimes in any given society could easily be realized through joint partnership between government, individuals and the police.
According to the Police Commissioner: “The society could play its significant role of curbing the alarming rate of crimes ravaging the state by giving useful information that will assist the police to track down criminal elements at all times”.
Ojukwu gave an assurance that the command would not relent in its desire to continue to give its officers’ welfare a topmost priority.
He also promised dedicated police officers in the pursuit of eradicating crimes in the state of handsome reward as compensation for their hard work and a motivation for others to emulate.
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