5th January, 2022
Kogi State Police Command has arrested three suspected kidnappers and recovered twelve cows in Okene are of the State.
This was contained in a press statement issued on Wednesday by the Police Public Relations Officer, Kogi State Police Command, DSP William Ovye Aya which was made available to newsmen.
The statement reads: “On the 4Th of January, 2022, based on intelligence tip-off on criminal hideouts along Auchi-Okene road, consequently, the Divisional Police Officer, Okene Division, Muhammad Nasir Isa, promptly swung into action, mobilized his team and moved to the scene and arrested three suspects namely; Mohammed Shehu, Idris Suleiman and Abubakar Ibrahim
“The suspects confessed belonging to a gang terrorizing Okene and its environs. Items recovered from them include, One Dane gun, two cartridges, food and the sum of N45,000. Investigation is in progress
“Suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of the investigation.
“In another development, the operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, attached to Okene Division in an intelligence led operations in collaboration with the Professional Hunters Association along Okene-Lagos road on Monday intercepted and recovered twelve cows suspected to have been rustled. When the suspects sighted the security forces, abandoned the cows and ran away. Efforts is on to trail suspects with a view to apprehend them to face justice.