Kogi Police Parade Seven Robbery Suspects

police-on suspectsKogi State Police Command has paraded seven men suspected to be behind the recent armed robbery and kidnapping incidents in Okene and Ankpa axis of the state.

Parading the suspects at the command headquarters in Lokoja, the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, said the men were members of three different gangs, who have been on the police wanted list.

Mr Ogunjemilusi, who is performing his last assignment as the Commissioner of Police in the state, recounted some of the evil deeds of the gang, adding that the next action is to take them to court.

Femi Owonibi, and his brother, Kehinde Ibrahim  narrated to journalists how they kidnapped an eight-month old pregnant woman, kept her in the bush for three days before she was released after collecting a N1 million ransom.

Another suspect, Mohammed Abubakar, also explained how they attempted to rob a pastor in Ankpa, but failed as the man of God shot at one of them.

Items recovered from the suspects were money, phones, charms, ak47 riffle, axe, wrist watches, iPad and locally made guns.

Kogi Police Parades 45 Criminal Suspects

policeThe Kogi State Police Command has paraded 45 suspected criminals, including a lady for alleged kidnapping, armed robbery and cattle rustling activities in the state.

Also paraded among the 45 suspects were 72-year-old Ahmed Andoke, a relative of former Minister of Justice, Mohammed Andoke, and an All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate in the last House of Assembly election for Okehi State Constituency, Idris Ozi Shuaibu, and a cripple alleged to be in custody of stolen items and financing some criminal gangs terrorizing the state.

Following the upsurge of activities of armed bandits, kidnappers, social miscreants and hoodlums in the state the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, deployed a special anti-crime task force to relocate to the state and quickly address the situation.

The State Governor, Idris Wada, has promised to give out the sum of 5 million naira to anybody with credible information that will lead to tracking down the kidnappers terrorizing the state.

On parading the suspects and their loot, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the force, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the squad has in the last three weeks quickly design a template to contain the situation.

Items recovered from the suspects are: 3 faces prepaid meters, AK 47, double barrel guns, locally made Dane guns, cartridges, charms, pump action, cars, cutlasses, military camouflage uniform, ATM cards etc.

Two of the harden criminals popularly called cat and target, were said to be terrorizing people of the Okene axis and were alleged to have killed some Policemen on duty and went away with their guns, were called for questioning.

Though Journalists could not ask questions from the suspects, and this made some of the suspects protest by shouting out, while others claimed it was a  frame up.

The police said the suspects will be charged to court after the completion of their investigation, not until then, they will be under the custody of the Police.