The kogi state Police Command said it has arrested a suspected member of a gang responsible for series of violent crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping around Isanlu and it’s environs
In a statement by DSP William Ovye Aya, the Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), of the command, gave the name of the suspect as Umaru Muhammed, saying that arms and ammunition was also recovered from him
“Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Kogi Command attached to Isanlu Area Command while on stop and search operations led by ASP Ahmed Salihu along Irunda-Isanlu road on 3rd November, 2021 arrested one Umaru Muhammed, 25 years of Lade a suspected member of a gang responsible for series of violent crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping around Isanlu and it’s environs.
“The arrest was made possible following a report received from a patriotic citizen that some suspected criminal elements were sighted around Isanlu axis.
“The Police operatives promptly swung into action, trailed the suspects to Koro Village a boundary between Kogi and Kwara States where Umaru Muhammed was arrested, while other members of the gang escaped.
“Some of the exhibits recovered from the suspect are, One Locally made gun using AK-47 rifle live ammunition, Two AK-47 live ammunition, One single Pump Action barrel gun, One matchet, dangerous local charms among others.
DSP Aya noted that the Suspect has confessed to the crime.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban psc (+), fdc has reassured Kogites that the Command is committed to ensuring adequate security of lives and property in synergy with other security agencies in the State.
“He enjoined members of the public to sharpen their power of observation and report any suspicious movement or activities around their neighborhood to the Police or any other security agencies in the State.
“Suspect will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.
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