The Kogi State Police Command has arrested two suspected kidnappers who threatened to kidnap the member representing Dekina Beraidu constituency in the State House of Assembly, Honorable Moses Ododo and some notorious house burglars who have been terrorizing citizens of the State.
The suspected kidnappers, Omeje Shehu and Mohammed Jibril, who are currently cooling off in the police net threatened to kidnap Honourable Ododo via his telephone if he fails to pay the sum of N3Million naira.
A statement signed by the kogi State Police command’s Public Relation Officer, ASP William Aya said the command through proactive crime preventing strategies, arrested the kidnap syndicates at Omadeni village in Dekina Local Government of Kogi State.
Aya explained that, “Sequel to report on 24th of July, 2017 at about 1730hrs by one Hon Ododo, a member representing Dekina/Biraidu Constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, reported that unknown hoodlums were threatening him via GSM phone to give them the sum of three million naira to avoid being kidnapped.
“Operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squad promptly swung into action accompany 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.”
The police spokesperson while noting that effort is on to track down the fleeing suspects stated that one locally made single barrel pistol, one live cartridge and thirteen cowries were recovered from the gang.
In another development, the Police has arrested one Abdullahi Bello of Shettima in Lokoja Local Government for his alleged involvement in bugling people’s houses.
Bello was arrested following a tip-off that the suspect with others at large broke into the houses of one Emmanuel Baba and Onimi Reuben both of in Zango-Daji respectively and made away with several items including one 42 inches Plasma Samsung Television valued at #40,000.00, one 32 inch LG Plasma Television valued at #37,000.00 and a cash sum of #71,000.00.
” The Suspect has confessed that he belong to a notorious syndicate that specialises in invading people houses in Lokoja to rob. Other items recovered from the suspect are two Plasma Television set,” Aya added.
In the same vein, the Kogi State police Command said it has busted another syndicate who specializes in snatching of motorcycles within Lokoja.
According to Aya operatives attached to ‘B’ Division Lokoja, acting on a report received from one Ebilomo Idachaba of Felele, Lokoja that, on 23rd of July, 2017 at about 1445hrs, his Jincheng motorcycle was stolen from where it was parked in the night by unknown persons.
He said, “The same night at about 0240hrs, Operatives from the Division promptly swung into action, intercepted and arrested Abdulkadir Abdulramat, Angulu Adulwajid and Oluwale Samson all of Felele in Lokoja Local Government of Kogi State.”
Two motorcycles, two hammers and other dangerous equipment were said to have been recovered from the gang.