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Police arrest 16 over ‘kidnapping, robbery’

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By Oyibo Salisu

Lokoja

The Kogi state Police Command has said that policemen attached to the command have arrested no fewer than 16 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists and cattle rustlers in the state.
Parading the suspect at the state command headquarters, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mr William Aya, said the suspects were arrested during an onslaught against criminal activities in the state based on intelligence.
According to him, the suspects were arrested by police operatives attached to Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), led by the Commanding Officer (CO), DSP Babagana Bukar.
He said one pump action gun, four AK 47, mask, carjacker, locally made bulletproof ammunition as well as other dangerous weapons and charms, were recovered from the suspects.
The spokesperson said the operatives also arrested a 24-year-old man, Shaibu Adejoh, who allegedly stole a Toyota Camry with registration number KRD 412 EX belonging to his boss.
Aya explained that the suspect, who hails from Ashigili area of Dekina Local Government Area of the state, was arrested while approaching people in the community to enable him dispose the car.
He also disclosed that investigation further revealed that the suspect stole the car from his Madam in Lagos, as the owner had reported that the car had been stolen.


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