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2 policemen, 16 others held for kidnap, robbery in Kogi

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Two serving policemen and naval personnel were among 18 kidnap and armed robbery suspects paraded before newsmen yesterday by the Kogi state Police Command.
Th e state police Commissioner, Ali Janga, while parading the suspects in Lokoja, identifi ed the policemen as Cpl Suleiman Isiaka and Cpl Ibrahim James, while the naval personnel was Ordinary Seaman, Bature Habila of the Western Naval Command.
Th e three, along other suspects, were arrested on October 5 for attempting to kidnap a fi ve-yearold boy at Ayangba.
He said the suspects came to the state in a chartered commercial bus driven by one Daniel John, who is also in police custody, adding that John was to be paid N100, 000 for his service.
Th e commissioner said that the suspects were rounded up in their hotel room at Ayangba before they could carry out the kidnap of the boy.
According to Janga, 11 rifl es, including four AK-47, three pump action, four pistols, hundreds of magazines and a bus were among the items recovered from the suspects.

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