Police command in Kogi State on Wednesday arrested three notorious kidnappers causing tension in the state, mostly in Okene area.
Their names are: Yusuf Abona Jafaru 27yrs; Mohammed Abdulrazak 30yrs and Iliyasu Yusuf Nyamida 37yrs.
The police commissioner in the state, Wilson Inalegwu, why addressing the press in Lokoja State stated that this is part of the sign that the command is ready to fight against criminal activities such as armed robbery, cultism, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other violent crime in the state, through a proactive crime preventing strategies.
Inalegwu disclosed, “On the 30/08/2017 at about 9am, the Police Officers attached to Okene Division on pin down duty stopped a Gulf Station Wagon, but the driver refused to stop, and was trying to escape but was given a hot chase by the operatives and eventually intercepted the car and arrested the three suspects at Okene Check point.
Items recovered from the suspects according to the police commissioner include; One Barreta Pistol with six rounds of live ammunition, One Tiger Pistol Revolver with twelve live ammunition, Nine Handsets of different types, small box containing surgical implements, One HP Laptop and One Ash colour Gulf Station Wagon Car with Reg. No. EKP 394 EX, EDO
“The Command will not rest on its oars until incidents of crime are reduce to it bearest minimum. We have the commitment, and the passion and zeal to deliver on our mandate in ensuring adequate security of lives and property in Kogi State.”
“The suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation, while effort is on top gear to track down other members of the syndicate” the CP revealed.