Kogi Police Command Parade 25 c suspected Armed Robbers, kidnappers, other criminals



The Kogi State Police Command Thursday evening paraded 25 criminal suspects who specialises in Armed robbery, kidnapping, car snatching and canibalization of stolen vehicles.

Parading the suspects at the command headquarters Lokoja, the Kogi state Commissioner of Police Mr Hakem Busari said the arrest was made possible through a proactive strategies rooted in intelligence led policing and robust interaction with various strata of the communities in the state.

Busari said the duo of Martin Igwe and Emeka Okeke who specialised in canibalizing stolen vehicles and motorcyles were arrested following a tip off that the suspects operate a warehouse at Felele in Lokoja with inscription of fowl feeds while they used the warehousing for storage of over 50 vehicle engines they stole in Kogi and other neighbouring states.

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Also paraded by the Commissioner of Police are Olobo Maha, Aminu Maha and Isiaka Sule who were arrested in Lokoja for stealing motorcycles, while Ali Sule, Danjuma Isah and Musa Seidu were arrested for been in possession of illegal firearms at Ganaja village in Ajaokuta local government area of the state.

He noted that items recovered from them are one unregistered Qlinq motorcycle, one baretta pistol, one revolver pistol and one locally made single barrel pistol.

Friday Abah and Ogbaje Solomon who robbed one Ojochenemi Baba of Emonoja Aludo village Ogugu in Olamoboro local government were paraded with one shoron car, two Honda motorcycles, one plasma TV , a decoder and fifteen handsets they allegedly stole from their victim house.

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The Commissioner of Police further disclosed that the same suspects in the month of May , 2019 also robbed one Arinze Chugwu a Manager of Chichidi filling station Okpo at gun point and carted away the sum of N229,000, saying investigation is on to arrest other members of the gang.

Also paraded are Jeremiah Abon and Samuel Oroile arrested for snatching a car belonging to Mrs Grace Gunwa living along Army signal Lokoja.

Busari said the suspects were arrested following a report received from Mrs Gunwa that her driver went away with her car to unknown destination to sell the Kia car, adding that the suspect was arrested in Kaduna.

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While noting that all the suspects would be charged to court after investigation, the Commissioner of Police warned any person who is in the possession of illegal firearms to return them to the nearest police stations, urging people not to take laws into their hands.

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