Robbery suspect arrested with gun, charms in Kogi


CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban, Kogi State Commissioner of Police.

Richard Elesho

The Kogi State Police Command has arrested a robbery suspect, Umaru Mohammed at Irunda-Isanlu during a stop and search operation.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Command’s Police Public Relation Officer, DSP William Ovye Aya on Thursday.

According to the PPRO, the suspect, 25, is a member of a gang responsible for a series of violent crimes including armed robbery and kidnapping around Isanlu and its environs.

Aya revealed that the arrest was made possible following a report received from a patriotic citizen that some suspected criminal elements were sighted around Isanlu axis.

He said that 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.

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He noted that upon his arrest, other members of the gang escaped.

The Police spokesman said that 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 added that the suspect had confessed to the crime and will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Idrisu Dauda Dabban has reassured the people of Kogi State that the Command is committed to ensuring adequate security of life and property in synergy with other security agencies in the State.

He 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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