Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
9 paraded in Kogi over robbery, kidnapping

By News Expressn on 09/09/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 3,293

Kogi State Police Command in Lokoja on Tuesday paraded nine persons suspected to be behind recent armed robbery and kidnapping incidents in the Okene and Lokoja axis of Kogi.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, while briefing newsmen, said the suspects included a seven-man robbery gang that was arrested at different locations in the state on Sept. 6.

According o him, two members of the gang, Muhammed Yusuf and Abdulrahim Sani, were arrested while on a robbery operation on the Eika-Itae road.

He said that both Yusuf and Sani later provided information that led to the arrest of Suleiman Abdulazeez, Aliyu Bariyu, Yakubu Yusuf, Yahaya Musa and Haruna Shaibu at their hideouts.

Ojukwu said that one of them, Suleiman Abdulazeez, was also found to be in possession of 207 valid voter registration forms, which he had yet to account for.

He said that a locally made pistol, a double-barrel gun, three live cartridges, masks and charms were also recovered from the suspects.

The Commissioner added that his men, while acting on a tip-off, stormed a popular hotel in Lokoja to arrest some kidnap suspects but said that only one of them , Abubakar Ori, was arrested, while others fled.

According to Ojukwu, the remaining suspect, Shagari Adamu, was arrested in connection with the killing of one Ogbabele Obi and the kidnapping of Mrs. Cynthia Obi at Obajana area on Aug. 21.

He said that all the suspects would be made to face the law for various offences committed, saying that criminals are in for a rough time with his arrival in the state.

Ojukwu also appealed to the public to assist the police with credible information that may lead to the arrest of criminals in the state. (NAN)

•Photo shows Kogi Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu.

Source News Express

Posted 09/09/2015 04:54:46 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Suicide bombers kill 7 in dusk attack on...

Crisis brews in Owerri West over omission of...

NiMET predicts cloudy weather and thunderstorms today

UBA Foundation builds link bridge for students of...

Forgery charge against Saraki, Ekweremadu, others abuse of...

UK votes in historic referendum on EU membership...

Maritime workers threaten to shut down ports nationwide...

Breaking News: Buhari sacks EFCC Boss, Ibrahim Lamorde...

Group petitions EFCC over alleged financial recklessness by...

Suspects make u-turn; deny being given guns by...

Tension in Taraba over arrest of 39 Cameroonian...

Of criminal Fulani herdsmen and uncultured Kwakwanso, By...


Latest News NDLEA operatives kill trader inside Kano market 2019: Igbos in the north will vote for Atiku — Group Ekiti’s economy heading for emergency — Fayemi Daughter drags father to court for refusing her marriage Bayelsa Government posts N4bn as balance of funds for Sept. 2018, declares N1bn IGR EFCC gets new head of operations Woman bags 9 years jail term for human trafficking Reps demand urgent negotiation with Boko Haram for release of captives Senate invites IG over alleged threat to Melaye’s life Reps shun debate, approve Buhari’s virement of N831bn for elections Strike: ASUP gives FG 21 days ultimatum Vincent Kompany’s father makes history, becomes Belgium’s first black mayor


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (406,730 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (382,331 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (314,683 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (256,826 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (237,358 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (224,263 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (204,037 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (185,514 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (170,069 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (165,854 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (161,462 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (149,251 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (67) Business & Economy (3,682) Business Verdict (52) Columnists (945) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (559) Features (659) Global Business Monitor (304) International (2,533) Interview (165) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (145) News (39,654) Opinion (1,123) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,243) Religion (880) Sports (1,731) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


Zenith Zero Balance

NLNG Expression of Interest banner

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Fulham vs Arsenal 1-5 All Goals & Extended Highlights


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera