A suspected armed robber and kidnapper, Umaru Muhammed, has been arrested by the police along Irunda- Isanlu road in Kogi state.
Public Relations Officer of State Police Command, DSP William Aya, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday said the twenty-five-year-old, who is suspected to be a member of a gang responsible for a series of violent crimes around Isanlu and its environs was arrested on November 3, 2021.
Aya said; “The arrest was made possible following a report received from a patriotic citizen that some suspected criminal elements were sighted around Isanlu axis.
“The police operatives promptly swung into action, trailed the suspects to Koro Village, a boundary between Kogi and Kwara States where Umaru Muhammed was arrested, while other members of the gang escaped.”
The PPRO continued, “Some of the exhibits recovered from the suspect are, one locally-made gun using AK-47 rifle live ammunition, two AK-47 live ammunition, one single pump action barrel gun, one matchet, dangerous local charms among others.”
He said that the suspect confessed to the crime and would be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, has reassured residents of Kogi State that the Command is committed to ensuring adequate security of lives and property in synergy with other security agencies in the State.
He also enjoined members of the public to sharpen their power of observation and report any suspicious movement or activities around their neighbourhood to the police or any other security agencies in the State.
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