Wednesday, May 24, 2017 3:33 pm
Kogi State Police Command Wednesday paraded 32 suspects arrested for offences bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, illegal possession of fire arms, vandalism and unlawful possession of dangerous substances, amongst others.
Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations at the Command, DCP Edward Egbuka, said the 32 suspects were arrested in the month of May.
Egbuka described the high level of arrested criminals within the last few weeks as a success made possible by the collaborations and supports received from members of the public.
“These achievements were due to the proactive strategies rooted in intelligence led policing and robust interaction with the various strata of our communities particularly in the area of information gathering.
“Our operational style has provided avenue for effective collaboration with other critical stakeholders by giving them access to share vital information and intelligence that will assist in crime control,” he said.
Amongst those paraded include one Abdul Mudi, Adamu Faruna, Nuhu Usman, Adaji Akor and Abdullahi Sule who were arrested at Anyigba over their alleged involvement in the kidnap of one Alhaji Musa Oseni from his house at Ofejikpi.
Egbuka said that following credible information received from natives of Aiyetoro Kiri in Kabba Bunu LGA of the state about the activities of suspected insurgents and kidnappers, SARS operatives moved into action and arrested Mohammed Abubakar, Mohammed Adamu, Umar Adamu, Mohammed Umaru and Umar Ibrahim.
He said two AK47 and 27 rounds of 7.62mm live ammunition were recovered from the suspected criminal gang that specialise in kidnapping and armed robbery.
A host of other suspects were also paraded for offences bordering mainly on kidnapping, armed robbery, vandalism and unlawful possession of firearms.
Other exhibits recovered from the suspects include barretta pistol, Nissan sunny vehicle, Toyota carina car, armoured cables, locally made revolver pistol and substances suspected to be indian hemp.