Kogi State Police Command has arrested two armed robbery and Kidnapping gangs terrorizing innocent citizens between Ogori/ Magongo and Okene in Kogi Central Senatorial district of the State .
The commissioner of police also used the opportunity to announced to journalists his redeployment to Bauchi State as commissioner of police, even as he scored his 15 months stay in Kogi state as very rewarding, saying he and his men were able to reduce crime in the state.
The outgoing State Commissioner of Police, Cp Ali Janga disclosed this while parading 13 vicious and notorious suspects for Armed robbery , Kidnapping, culpable homicide, Unlawful possession of fire arms and possession of substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
Janga explained that with the adoption of comprehensive crime prevention detective strategies and other operation through the intensive patrol raids of identified criminal hide outs ,black spots and flash points , the command conduct stop and search across the state , stressing that tremendous successes have been made to curb crime in the State.
He pointed out that the, suspects were arrested at various locations in the state through intelligence report, adding that, the rate of Kidnapping was prevalent along Okene/Ogori/magongo road and Okene Lokoja axis.
The suspects are Adamu Lawal ,Sani Mohammed ,Haruna Musa Abdulmalik Adinoyi , Ilyasu Danjuma Okafor ,Ojo Isah all arrested for kidnapping and armed robbery
While Ebeh Musa , Ameh James , Abel Abdul ,Thomas Wada ,Ayuba Musa was nabbed in connection with culpable homicide and one Paul Stephen was arrested with 17 bags of substance suspected to be cannabis sativa( India hemp).
According to him, there was an intelligence report that Obajana ,Ogori ,Okene Lagos road was no longer save for motorist, noting that federal anti robbery squad (FSARS)carried out intensive stop and search which led to the arrest of the suspected criminals.
The Commissioner noted that the suspects were intercepted and arrested in an Ash colour Carina Salon Car, and recovered the sum of N2,100,000 cash and cell phones.
The other notorious armed robbery and kidnapping gang were arrested along Okene axis after kidnapping one Umar Yahaya and a known pastor son .
Items recovered from the suspects are N2,100,000 cash, Two Handsets , One Ash colour Carina Salon Car, one pump action rifle , one single barrel gun, two locally made Pistol, four Live cartridges, two masks, one military Uniform , one motorcycle, 17 bags of substance believed to India hemp.
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