Kogi: Police Arrests Suspected Robber, Kidnapper in Isanlu

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Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, Kogi Command, attached to Isanlu area command has apprehended a suspected member of a gang responsible for series of violent crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping around Isanlu, Yagba East local government, and its environs.

The suspect, Umaru Muhammed, was arrested on Wednesday by Police officers while on stop and search operations led by ASP Ahmed Salihu along Irunda-Isanlu road.

According to a statement issued by the Police spokesman, William Ovye Aya, 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. Other members of the gang escaped.

“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,” he said.

Suspect confessed to the crime.

The Commissioner of Police, Idrisu Dauda Dabban, assured 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.

Suspect will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.

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