Police arrest suspected kidnapper in Kogi, recover dangerous charms, arms and ammunition

Operatives of Kogi State Police Command have arrested a suspected armed robber and kidnapper, Umaru Muhammed,25. 


Spokesperson of the command, DSP William Aya in a statement, said the suspect belongs to a a notorious gang responsible for series of violent crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping around Isanlu and its environs.


DSP Aya said the suspect was nabbed by operatives attached to Isanlu Area Command while on stop and search operations led by ASP Ahmed Salihu along Irunda-Isanlu road on 3rd November.


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


“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, while other members of the gang escaped, ” the PPRO stated.


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 machete, dangerous local charms, among others.”


Aya said the suspect confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation. 


Meanwhile. the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban has reassured Kogites 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.