The Kogi State Police Command on Thursday paraded 25 legal suspects, who specialize in armed theft, kidnapping, automotive snatching and calibalisation of stolen autos.
Parading the suspects on the headquarters of the command, the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakem Busari, stated the arrest was made doable via a proactive methods rooted in intelligence-led policing and strong interplay with varied strata of the communities within the state.
Busari stated the duo of Martin Igwe and Emeka Okeke who specialised in carniabalizing stolen autos and motorcyles had been arrested following a tip off that the suspects function a warehouse at Felele in Lokoja with inscription of fowl feeds whereas they used the warehousing for storage of over 50 car engines they stole in Kogi and different states.
Additionally paraded by the Commissioner of Police had been Olobo Maha, Aminu Maha and Isiaka Sule, who had been arrested in Lokoja for stealing bikes, whereas Ali Sule, Danjuma Isah and Musa Seidu had been arrested for being in possession of unlawful firearms at Ganaja village in Ajaokuta native authorities space Kogi State.
He famous that objects recovered from them included one unregistered Qlink motorbike, one baretta pistol, one revolver pistol and one regionally made single barrel pistol.
Friday Abah and Ogbaje Solomon who robbed one Ojochenemi Baba of Emonoja Aludo village Ogugu in Olamoboro Native Authorities had been paraded with one sharon automotive, two Honda bikes, one plasma TV , a decoder and fifteen handsets they allegedly stole from their sufferer’s home.
The Commissioner of Police additional disclosed that the identical suspects within the month of Might , 2019 additionally robbed one Arinze Chukwu, a Supervisor of Chichidi filling station Okpo at gun level and carted away the sum of N229,000, saying investigation was on to arrest different members of the gang.
Additionally paraded had been Jeremiah Abon and Samuel Oroile, who had been nabbed for snatching a automotive belonging to 1 Mrs. Grace Gunwa dwelling alongside Military Sign Lokoja.
Busari stated the suspects had been arrested following a report obtained from Mrs Gunwa that her driver went away along with her automotive to unknown vacation spot to promote the Kia automotive, including that the suspect was arrested in Kaduna.
Whereas noting that every one the suspects can be charged to courtroom after investigation, the Commissioner of Police stated ” We’re warning any individual, who’s within the possession of unlawful firearms to give up them to the closest police stations, as anyone caught will face the complete wrath of the regulation.”