Police Parade 81 Suspected Kidnappers, Robbers, Recover N10m Ransom

Suspected kidnappers, armed robber and cyber scammer paraded by the police in Abuja on Monday. PHOTO: Sodiq Adelakun/Channels TV

 

The police have paraded 81 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and cyber scammers arrested in Taraba, Kaduna and other parts of the country.

Among the suspects was a gang that abducted a Sokoto lawmaker and another group terrorizing Abuja-Kaduna Highway.

Parading the suspects in Abuja, the force public relations officer, Frank Mba explains that some of the suspected kidnappers murdered four police operatives.

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He added that the police recovered N10.1million collected as ransom by some of the suspects.

Mba, however, warned employers to engage in thorough profiling of their employees as some of the suspects are employees of their victims.

See photos from the parade below…

Police Parade Suspected Killers Of Corporal In Abuja

Police Parade Suspected Killers Of Corporal In AbujaThe FCT command of the Nigerian Police has arrested six suspects, allegedly behind the murder of a Police Corporal.

Also paraded were 20 other suspected criminals for various offences, ranging from armed robbery, theft and cultism among others.

Briefing journalists on the command’s operation for January 2016, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammad Mustafa, explained that the suspects stabbed the deceased and collected all his valuables including phones and cash.

Mr Mustafa stated that the Police has the capacity to deal with criminal elements in the nation’s capital.

Police Arrest Runaway Mastermind Of CBN Governor’s Wife’s Kidnap

Police Arrest Runaway Mastermind Of CBN Governor's Wife's KidnapThe Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested one Umar Abubakar identified as the 10th gang member in the kidnap saga of the CBN Governor’s wife, Mrs Margaret Emefiele in September 2016.

According to a Police statement, Umar Abubakar aka Kiriwa was trailed and arrested in Minna, Niger State on December 9, 2016 “consequent upon several weeks of monitoring and actionable intelligence gathering coupled with collaborative efforts of public spirited members of the community”.

“Umar Abubakar, one of the arrow heads of the dare devil kidnapping gang led detectives to two (2) houses and three plots of empty land he purchased with the proceeds of his share of the ransom.

“The arrested kingpin confessed that he used three million naira (N3m), part of the ransom, to open a provision shop in Minna, Niger State which he was running with his wife.

“The original papers of the houses and plots of land have been recovered and registered as exhibits and the shop also sealed,” the Police stated.

The Police promised that with the assistance and the support of the people, it would ensure that no crime committed will go undetected and perpetrators apprehended for justice and closure to prevail in the court of law.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, reassured members of the public of the readiness of the Police under his leadership to deliver dedicated and quality policing services.

He further urged all citizens to be vigilant, provide useful information and report suspicious movements and activities to the Police for prompt response.

Nine suspects linked to the kidnap of the wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mrs Margaret Emefiele, were paraded in the nation’s capital Abuja in October.

Those paraded were two serving and one dismissed soldier, Lance Corporal Musa Maidabra, Lance Corporal Edwin George, and Anthony Uduefe.

The others are Mohammed Abubakar, who was said to be the gang leader, Mohammed Musa, Mohammed Sule, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Aliyu Musa and Mohammed Yusuf.

The Police, in a statement, revealed that over 14-million-naira cash, three vehicles and one AK-47 magazine and two cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Mrs Emiefele and three of her aides were kidnapped on September 29 at Oquneki hills along Benin-Agbor road, in Delta state, but were all rescued the following day unhurt.

The kidnappers had demanded for the sum of 100 million naira ransom.

Ogun Police Parade 23 Suspects, Recover Weapons

Ogun Police Parade 23 Suspects, Recover Sophisticated WeaponsThe Ogun State Police Command has paraded 23 suspected criminals thought to be disturbing the peace of communities across the state for various crimes ranging from murder to armed robbery and kidnapping.

Weapons like pump action guns, single barrel guns, ‘cut to size’ and other exhibits were recovered from the suspects.

One of the suspects, a 23-year-old young man from Ibadan in Oyo state confessed to have joined a gang of armed robbers in the last three years, while another in possession of four guns said that the guns belonged to his late father who was a pipeline security man.

“I was arrested by the Police because I gave a gun to somebody to sell. The guns belong to my late father who was a pipeline security.

“I found the guns where it was buried when we wanted to re-roof our house and I called one of my father’s boys who used to service the guns. He was the one who advised that we should sell it,” he said.

Addressing journalists, the state Commissioner of Police said that the arrests were a result of proactive measures being put in place by the command, especially in the ember months, saying that community policing remains the answer to security challenges.

“I want to put it on record that the combat against crime in Ogun state is yielding positive results and the results is what we are exhibiting today. This is what we will be doing to ensure a safer ember month, the successes are as a result of cooperation from residents,” he said.

The CP also solicited the cooperation of residents in the task of providing effective policing of the state.

He said that the suspects would be arraigned before courts of competent jurisdiction to determine their culpability or otherwise so that the innocent among them would not be punished unjustly.

Police Parade Suspected Kidnappers Of CBN Governor’s Wife

Police parade, Police ARREST, 419 syndicate, Police Arrest Kidnappers In KanoNine suspects linked to the kidnap of the wife of the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Mrs Margret Emefiele, have been paraded in the nation’s capital Abuja.

Those paraded in connection with the crime are two serving and one dismissed soldiers, Lance Corporal Musa Maidabra, Lance Corporal Edwin George, and Anthony Uduefe.

The others are Mohammed Abubakar, who is said to be the gang leader, Mohammed Musa, Mohammed Sule, Ibrahim Abdullahi, Aliyu Musa and Mohammed Yusuf.

The Police, in a statement, revealed that over 14-million-naira cash, three vehicles and one AK-47 magazine and two cartridges were recovered from the suspects.

Mrs Emiefele and three of her aides were kidnapped on September 29 at Oquneki hills along Benin-Agbor road, in Delta state, but were all rescued the following day unhurt.

The kidnappers had demanded for the sum of 100 million naira ransom before they were smashed by the Police at 1.30 am by the Police while combing the forest around Agbor.

Police Parade Alleged Killers Of Benue Clergyman

Police, Benue, ClergymanPolice have paraded four persons alleged to be responsible for the kidnap and eventual murder of a clergyman in Benue State, north-central Nigeria.

The Police said that the suspects purportedly killed Reverend Father John Adeyi of the Catholic Church of Otukpo in Benue State on April 24, 2015.

Addressing a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Donald Awunah, said that the suspects would soon be arraigned in court.

He disclosed that they led the Police to a bush in Orokam area of Benue State, where three guns used for the kidnap and murder of Father John Adeyi were buried.

Mr Awunah added that the kidnap gang, led by 30-year-old Sulaiman Goma, collected the sum of 1.7 million Naira from the family of the late clergyman a day after killing him.

The other suspects were identified as Saidu Abdullahi, Aliyu Garba and Haruna Idi.

Ogun Police Parade Four Suspected Ritualists With Human Parts

suspected ritualists, Police parade, Police arrest, ritualists, human partsThe Ogun State Command of the Nigeria Police has arrested and paraded four suspected ritualists with items suspected to be human hearts and other human parts recovered from them.

Parading the suspects at the state headquarters of the Police, Eleweran in Abeokuta, the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Hammed Iliyasu, said that the suspects have been engaging in this illicit business for some years before they were apprehended.

The Police boss maintained that the Police would not leave any stone unturned in ensuring that criminals in the state change from their evil ways or relocate from the area.

One 34-year-old Nurudeen Adeniyi, a resident of Ijebu-Igbo, confessed to the crime.

Their last victim was a 16-year-old girl who was allegedly killed and whose corpse was dumped in a nearby river before they were arrested by the Police.

Kaduna Police Capture 22 Crime Suspects

Kaduna Police, Police Capture, Police Parade, Crime SuspectsThe Kaduna Police command in North West Nigeria has arrested 22 suspects for committing various offences ranging from armed robbery to kidnapping and car snatching.

Parading the suspects at the command Headquarters, the State Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Lemu, said that the suspects were arrested at various locations in the state following a major operation by his men.

Addressing reporters, Lemu who just resumed as Commissioner of Police at the command, explained that five among the suspects were a 5-man kidnap gang that had been terrorizing motorists along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway and another gang that specialized in car snatching.

Items recovered from the suspects, according to the Commissioner include, arms and ammunitions, four stolen vehicles among other exhibits.

On the increasing rate of kidnapping in the state, the Police Commissioner gave the assurance that more of his men have been deployed to all flashpoints in order to arrest perpetrators of such criminal act.

He urged the public to be vigilant and report anyone suspected to be a criminal to the Police or other security agencies.

Ogun Police Parade Three Suspected Militants

police parade, Suspected MilitantsThe Ogun State Police Command has paraded three suspected militants alleged to have participated in the series of attacks on riverine communities in Arepo, Ogijo and Warewa.

Several lives were recently lost during series of attacks and property worth millions of Naira were destroyed.

While parading the suspects at the State Police Headquarter in Abeokuta, the state capital, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Abdulmajid Ali, told journalists that modalities were being put in place by the Command to commence aerial patrol of vulnerable communities.

He said that the modalities would especially affect riverine communities where activities of vandals and militants are being currently felt.

The CP also lamented that the rate of cultism, especially among the youths in the Sagamu, Ijebu Igbo and Ijebu Ode areas of the state was worrisome.

The Police also paraded other suspects for various offences ranging from cultism, murder, kidnapping and impersonation.

Some of the suspects confessed to the crimes they were being paraded for.

Nasarawa Police Parade Suspects

Police Parade, Colonel YinusaThe Nasarawa State Police Command has paraded 15 suspects which the Police say were apprehended for various crimes including car snatching.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Lawal Shehu is appealing to parents not to allow their children go hawking especially at night so that they do not fall prey to criminals.

He added that five of the suspects are students of the Nasarawa State University with an age range of between 20 and 22 years.

The students have been accused of rape.