The Nigeria Security as Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Tuesday, paraded 13 suspected arrested for allegedly abducting a 18 years old girl in Kogi State.
Parading the suspects, the Kogi State Commandant of NSCDC, Suleiman Ibrahim Mafara, told newsmen that one Miss Elizabeth Ojo was reportedly kidnapped on 10th April 2022 by a kidnap syndicate led by one Godwin Daniel who is currently at large.
He said through intelligence gathering, his officers were able to uncover the hide out of the kidnappers and rescue the victim alive.
“The suspects led by one Godwin Daniel kidnap Miss Elizabeth and took her to one hotel here in Lokoja the Kogi State capital. My officers through intelligent reports were able to track their location and arrested this 13 suspects. Their gang leader as I speak to you is currently on the run. We are going to apprehend him as soon as possible,” he said.
Nine male and 4 female suspects were paraded by NSCDC in Lokoja.
The arrested suspects are, Mohammed Abdul, aged 25; Mohammed Ibrahim (24), Samuel Adesina (23), Malik Mohammed (24), Olatoyor Mathew (26), Tenimu Abubakar (25) and Shittu Ibrahim.
Other suspects paraded by the command were Momoh Friday (22), Abdullah (21), Oluyomi Bisola Adesewa (24), Mariam Mohammed (22), Yakubu Neifisat (25), and Samson Rosemary (22).
According to Mafara, the suspects are still under investigation and would soon be charged to court.
He, however, appealed to parents to caution their wards from every act of crimes and criminalities, adding that the public should report any suspicious character within their environment.
Item recovered from the suspects include hard drugs indian hemp, charms, weapons, Honda car with registration number Kogi LKJ 137 BJK.
Meanwhile, the Kogi State Command of NSCDC, has arrested one Mohammed Ibrahim who specializes in stealing building materials.
Parading the suspects, the Kogi State NSCDC Commandant said the suspect confessed to be using charms to disappear in a bid to carry out his nefarious activities.
The suspect, upon interrogation by our correspondent, confessed to the crime.
“I won’t lie, I have been stealing for several years since I lost my father when I was eight years of age. Things are hard so I must feed my self and family. Please tell them to forgive me. I won’t do its again,” he pleaded.