Police parades killers of Customs officer

Posted by News Express | 4 February 2017 | 2,532 times

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The suspected killers of ASC Aliyu Dayyab paraded at Force Headquarters Abuja on Friday.

The Nigeria Police Force has paraded a five-man gang it described as vicious armed robbers and killers of an Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC) Aliyu Dayyab on December 22, 2016 at Tincan area of Lagos.

Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Jimoh Moshood, said in a statement issued on Friday in Abuja: “Sequel to the report of the incident and a coordinated operation carried out by IGP’S Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Technical Intelligence Unit (TIU) on the directive of the Inspector General of Police, to fish out the killers of the custom officer.
The following suspects were trailed and arrested between 28th December, 2016, and 18th January, 2017.”

The suspects’ names were given as Lucky Williams ‘M’ 29 years from Oboritu LGA, Akwa Ibom State, identified as the gang leader; Akinloye Samuel ‘M’; Abraham lot ‘M’; Bolaji Taiwo ‘M’ 25 years old; and Lanre Humplrey Aimuto ‘M’ 33 years old.

The statement also indicated that the Police recovered as evidence, one Infinix mobile phone belonging to the victim, from the gang leader.

CSP Moshood said: “It is pertinent to state that Humphrey Aimudo organised the gang that robbed and killed the Custom officer while he closed from duty on his way home.
The suspects confessed to have information that the Custom Officer had in his possession, N4 million cash and some Dollars and this prompted the attack and killing of the officer after they snatched the bag containing some money from the officer.

“All the suspects volunteered confessional statements admitting the various criminal roles they played in the commission of this heinous crime. They will be arraigned in court on completion of investigation for murder, armed robbery and conspiracy.

“The success recorded in this case is a clear testimony to the fact that no matter how a suspect tries to hide from being arrested, he would be eventually arrested and prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to would be criminals.

“The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K. Idris, NPM, mni, is hereby assuring all Nigerians of adequate security and commitment of the Nigeria Police to work assiduously to further reduce crimes and criminality.”

Source: News Express

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