Police arrest suspected armed robber, recover arms in Kogi

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Along the Irunda-Isanlu route, the Kogi State Police Command arrested Umaru Muhammed, a suspected armed robber and kidnapper.

The twenty-five-year-old is suspected of being a member of a gang that has committed a slew of violent crimes in and around Isanlu. On November 3, 2021, he was apprehended.

“The arrest was made possible following a complaint received from a patriotic citizen that some suspected criminal elements were observed at Isanlu axis,” said DSP William Aya, the Kogi State Public Relations Officer, in a statement released on Friday in Lokoja.

“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 stated that the suspect confessed to the crime and would be arraigned in court after the completion of the investigation.

Meanwhile, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, the Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, has reassured people that the Command is dedicated to maintaining appropriate security of lives and property in collaboration with other security agencies in the state.

He also urged residents to hone their powers of observation and report any unusual activity or movement in their neighborhood to the police or other security organizations in the state.


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