The Nigerian Police, Kogi State Command has announced the arrest of three suspected kidnappers behind the series of criminality along the Itobe-Ajaokuta axis.
This was disclosed by Kogi Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr. William Ayah (DSP), in a statement made available to newsmen.
He said, “Consequent upon the activities of criminal elements terrorizing Itobe and its environs particularly the Itobe-Anyigba highway, on 16/10/2021 police operatives attached to the Itobe Division, under Ajaokuta Area Command, arrested the duo of Danlami Shauibu and Kabiru Amodu, both of Adumu village, who were suspected to be responsible for series of kidnap activities around the area.
“The suspects were arrested by the police team following intelligence led operations to contain the activities of criminal elements in the area. The suspects confessed to belonging to a gang responsible for terrorizing road users along Itobe-Anyigba highway.
“During preliminary investigation, one of the suspects gave useful information that led to arrest of another suspect named Adejoh Tijani of the same address on 22/10/2021 at about 8:30 am.
“Upon search of their houses, the following items were recovered: One cut-to-size single barrel gun, one locally-made pistol, one POS machine, one battle axe, one face mask, five live cartridges and some assorted charms. Effort is ongoing to arrest other members of the gang.
“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, Idrisu Dauda, while commending the officers for the breakthrough, assures members of the public of the Command’s determination in synergy with other security agencies in the state to ensure adequate safety of life and property.”
“All the suspects will be charged to court on conclusion of investigations.”