The Kogi State command of the Nigeria Police said it had arrested seven suspected robbers and kidnappers that killed an inspector of police, simply identified as Mohammed in the state last November.
The suspects were arrested in various parts of the eastern flank of Kogi State with the AK 47 riffle of the deceased police officer.
The arrested suspects were Ubile Attah, Julius Alhassan, Akuh Audu, Shehu Haliru, Onuche James, Amidu Yakubu and Abdul Tijani.
However, speaking with newsmen while being paraded in the premises of the State police headquarters, one of the suspects, Atah, who claimed to be 15 years old said he leaked the secret of the gang because he was shortchanged.
According to him, after attacking Ejule police post and killed the police officer, the gang also killed three members of the local vigilante and a civilian.
He said they had been using the police inspector’s gun for robbery and kidnapping operations in Igala land.
The suspect, however, said he decided to spill the bean following the refusal of the other members of the gang that were older than him to give him his own share of the ransom they collected from their victims.
According to him, he had complained several times about the action of his colleagues but when they continued to cheat him he had no option than to expose them.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kogi State command, William Aya, said the suspects were arrested with the AK47 rifle of the slain officer.
Aya said the suspects had been terrorising the people of Ejule, Ugwolawo and its environment, adding that they were apprehended by men of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS).