Police Arrest Three Suspected POS Robbers in Kogi

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The Kogi State police command has arrested three armed robbers who reportedly robbed a POS shop in Ogidi, Ijumu local government area of Kogi State.

According to a statement issued in Lokoja on Wednesday by the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP William Ovye Aya, the three armed men, on Tuesday, invaded a POS shop at Ogidi, attacked the operator, inflicted injury on him and forcefully collected unspecified amount of money from him.

Aya said that the arrest was made possible following the directives of the Commissioner of Police, Kogi State Police Command, Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, to all the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, operational and tactical commanders as well as intelligence officers to secure public places and guaranteed a safe and secure environment for all.

“The Operatives of Operation Puff Adder II attached to Iyara Division received a report that on 13/4/2021 at about 22:00hrs, three armed men invaded a POS shop at Ogidi, attacked the operator, inflicted injury on him and forcefully collected unspecified amount of money from him.

“Consequent upon the report, the operatives of Operation Puff Adder II promptly swung into action through intelligence-led operation, trailed the suspects to their hideout and had them arrested. Items recovered from them include one single barrel gun, phones.

“The suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation,” the statement read.

The Commissioner of Police reassured members of the public of the commands level of commitment in synergy with other security agencies in the state to ensure adequate protection of lives and properties.

He called on the public to sharpens their power of observation and volunteer credible and timely information on the activities of criminal elements in the state.

The three suspects are Gideon Zaccus 45, Medupin Joseph 24 and Afolabi David 20.


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