Police arrest suspected armed robber, recover arms in Kogi

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Police arrest suspected armed robber, recover arms in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command has arrested, Umaru Muhammed, a suspected armed robber and kidnapper along Irunda- Isanlu road.

The twenty-five-year-old is suspected to be a member of a gang responsible for a series of violent crimes around Isanlu and its environs. He was arrested on November 3, 2021.

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A statement issued on Friday in Lokoja by the Public Relations Officer of Kogi State, DSP William Aya, stated, “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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