By: Wale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State Police Command arrested two kidnappers and a notorious house burglar who have been terrorizing good citizens of the State.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Williams Inalegwu disclosed while speaking with newsmen at the State Command headquarters in Lokoja.
Inalegwu stated that the Command through the implementation of its crime fighting strategies recorded the following successes.
The Police boss explained that one Hon. Moses Ododo, a member representing Dekina/Biraidu Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly has reported that unknown hoodlums were threatening him via GSM phone to give them the sum of three million naira to avoid being kidnapped.
He stated that the Operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad promptly swung into action and accompanied the complainant to the agreed point where money Will be dropped at Omadeni village in Dekina Local Government of Kogi State, and laid siege on the suspects.
“The Operatives stormed at the suspects while coming to pick the money, and arrested the duo of Omeje Shehu and Mohammed Jibril, while others fled into the bush,” He said.
While one Locally made single barrel pistol, one live cartridge and thirteen cowries were recovered from the gang. Effort is on to track down the fleeing suspects.
In another development, the Police Commissioner added that one Bello Shetima was following a tip off that the suspect with others at large broke into the houses of one Emmanuel Baba and Onimi Reuben both of Zango-Daji respectively.
“The suspects made away with several items including one 42 inches Plasma Samsung Television valued at #40,000.00, one 32 inches LG Plasma Television valued at #37,000.00 and a cash sum of #71,000.00. Suspect confessed belong to a notorious syndicate that specialises invading houses in Lokoja to rob,” He said.
Other items recovered from the suspect are two Plasma Television set.