Thugs, 52 kidnappers in Police net in Kogi


The Kogi State command of the Nigeria police has paraded 52 suspected kidnapers, armed robbers and political thugs arrested from their various hideout across the state during the state House of Assembly elections..

The commissioner of police Hakeem Busari stated that in line with the implementation of the IGP Mohammed Adamu ‘s implementation  for the general elections adopted systematic security measures through intensive raids of criminal hideouts , black spots and flash points which led to the arrest ot these 52 criminals

Parading the suspects before the Journalists in Lokoja  yesterday at the command headquarters, Cp Busari noted that through intelligence and synergy with other security operatives with cooperation from the public , kidnappers and armed robbers terrorizing the people of Adogo in Ajaokuta LGA and other parts of the state were apprehended and they  have confessed to the commission of the crime.

He added that some suspected kidnappers, Musa Haruna, Haruna Ahmadu  Ibrahim Haruna Gambo Dauda and Sani Yunusa who kidnapped and killed one Alhaji Usman Magaji , the Ardo of Fulani camp at Adogo were arrested by the discreet operation of  the Special Anti-robbery Squad ( SARS) .

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According to him , his men swung into action when a distress call was received that one Alhaji Bello of Sarki Noma Lokoja was attacked and his valuables worth over #400,000 was  carted away  even as one Abdullahi Mohammed of Jakura  was arrested and on interrogation confessed to the crime, 

However while parading 12 suspected political thugs , one of the suspects  arrested from Omala LGA on the everning of 9th March 2019 state Assembly election,  Mr. Joshua Ejigbo of Icheke Ajokpachi denied his involvement rather stated that he and four others were victims of political harassment.

According to him “I am the head of vigilante in my village Icheke Ajokpachi. The community leaders called me to assist them to escort the electoral officers and the materials to the local government collation centre at Abejukolo which is the headquarters of Omala Local Government Council.

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“The news of the Agatu militias assisting the Administrator Hon. Ibrahim Aboh and the APC to attack the strongholds of the PDP was renting the air. The whole ward had one police to protect the election officers, corpers and materials and with the whirlwind of the authority assisted thugs I could not decline the clarion call to assist my community.

“On getting near to the Secretariat, venue of the collation, we saw two Sienna Buses  fully loaded  with Agatu militias shooting sporadically at us. The Hilux van we were in was badly riddled with bullets. The police man with us escaped to the bus while the INEC officers scampered to safety. I and four of my colleagues were caught, beaten mercilessly while some people we don’t know their identity took us to the police station. On our enquiry they said we were brought here to save us from the Agatus.


 “We were surprised that the third day we were taken to Anyigba and later Ankpa area commands without charges against us. The Area command asked them of our offense as they could not provide evidence against us. He directed them to take us back to Abejukolo.

 “However, instead of taking us home they brought us to Lokoja. It was Lokoja that they asked us to write statement which we did without the arresting officers. How thugs and thieves from another state hired by the ruling party can will commit a crime and then handed over the victims to the police. As I am talking to you money and personal belongings inside the Hilud van have been stolen. “He bemoaned.

While restating his innocence, he called on the commissioner of police, Hammed Busari , DIG on elections in kogi and Kwara, Mr. Chidozie Nwobodo to wade in by instituting independent enquiry into the matter to safe him and his colleagues from undue political victimization stating that he is neither a PDP nor APC member but only responding to the call of the community.

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