Kogi Police Arrest Suspected Armed Robber/Kidnapper Terrorizing the State



Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Kogi State Command attached to Isanlu Area Command while on stop and search operations led by ASP Ahmed Salihu along Irunda-Isanlu road has arrested a suspect Umaru Muhammed.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relation Office of the Command DSP William Ovye Aya which was made available to newsmen on Thursday evening.

According to the PPRO, the suspect a 25 years old is a member of a gang responsible for series of violent crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping around Isanlu and it’s environs.

Ayah revealed that the arrest was made possible following a report received from a patriotic citizen that some suspected criminal elements were sighted around Isanlu axis.

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He said that 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.

He noted that upon the arrest of the suspect, other members of the gang escaped.

The Police spokesman mentioned that 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.

He added that the suspect had confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.

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Meanwhile , the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban has reassured the people of Kogi State that the Command is committed to ensuring adequate security of life 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.

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