Niger state command of Nigeria Police force ,in its efforts to achieve zero crime society has recorded another successful operations.
The Police command in a release made available to EMPORIUM REPORTER by its spokesman, ASP Wasiu Abiodun revealed that Eleven suspects who involved in various crimes were arrested, while illegal firearms, 36 cows and 4 sheep were recovered.
ASP Abiodun itemized the operations as follows:
ARREST OF SUSPECTED KIDNAPPER/RESCUE OF VICTIM:
Police detectives attached to Lapai Division, Niger state rescued one Ifeanyi Chukwu Ezeugwu ‘m’ of who was kidnapped on 4th May,2020 at about 2300hrs, this followed information received by the police that unknown gunmen attacked the house of the victim at Ndaiji village Lapai LGA,Niger state and kidnapped him to unknown destination.
The victim was rescued unhurt while one suspect by name Muhammadu Dauda ‘m’ aged 19yrs of Ndaiji Fulani camp was arrested. During Police interrogation, the suspect confessed to have belongs to a four man gang of kidnapping syndicate which other three of his accomplices were at large.Efforts still in progress to arrest other fleeing suspects, case under investigation.
ARREST OF TWO SUSPECTED KIDNAPPERS/RESCUE OF VICTIMS:
Men of Nigeria police on 10/5/2020 at about 2315hrs, received information that suspected kidnappers invaded Kpada Community, Lapai LGA, and reportedly kidnapped three women namely: Adama Audu, Zainab Mumuni and Amina Ibrahim while two others were shot dead and four persons sustained gunshot injuries. On receipt of the information, a team of Policemen from Lapai Division swung into action and rushed the victims to General Hospital Gulu for treatment/Autopsy. In the course of investigation, on 12/5/2020 a teama of Operation Puff-Adder at Lapai and local Vigilantes were mobilized and arrested two suspects; one Sani-Mohammed Kindi aged 27yrs, and Sani Jibrin aged 30yrs both ‘m’ of Ebbo village in Lapai LGA while the three kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt, suspects confessed to the crime, the investigation on the case is ongoing.
ARREST OF SUSPECT FOR UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM;
On 11/05/2020 at about 1230hrs, a team of Policemen from Tafa Division while on patrol along Daupe/Daidai road intercepted and arrested one Nasiru Abdullahi ‘m’ of Gwagwa, Abuja with a locally made revolver rifle wrapped with sack. During interrogation, suspects confessed to have bought the rifle from one James Pada ‘m’ of the same address at the rate of seventy thousand naira (N 70,000) with the intention of engaging in armed robbery in the area.
ARREST OF ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECTS:
On 13/5/2020 at about 2145hrs, information received that on the same date at about 0015hrs, a group of unknown armed men numbering about three, attacked the house of one Mohammed Ibrahim ‘m’ of Lefu village Gurara LGA and robbed him of a sum amount of money. On receipt of the information, a team of Policemen from Gawu-Babangida Division arrested the following suspects one Mohammed Idris, Ado Abubakar age 21yrs and Usman Ibrahim aged 20yrs all ‘m’ of the same address. During investigation, suspects confessed to the crime, exhibits recovered are; one fabricated gun and a Machete, case will soon be charge to court.
RECOVERY OF SUSPECTED RUSTLED CATTLE:
On 14/5/2020 at about 1120hrs, while on joint patrol along Kampanin-Bobi Bangi road, the operatives attached to Bangi Division and local Vigilante intercepted a group of suspected cattle rustlers, on sighting the patrol team, the bandits abandoned 36 cattle, 4 sheep and fled to the bush. Meanwhile the joint patrol is intensified with a view to arrest the fleeing rustlers.
ARREST OF SUSPECTED ARMED ROBBERS/RECOVERY OF LOCALLY MADE PISTOL;
On 19/05/2020 at about 1230hrs, a team of Policemen from A’ Division Suleja while on patrol along Kwamba area, on reasonable suspicion, intercepted and arrested; one Chinonso Ofor 23yrs ‘m’ of Jabi FCT, Chukwu Gabriel 21yrs ‘m’ of Apo FCT, Patric Nnaji 32yrs ‘m’ of Gwagwa FCT and Franklin Madu 22yrs ‘m’ of Lugbe FCT. Investigation into their arrest revealed that the suspects attacked one Samuel Abiodun ‘m’ a staff of Lion seal industry, Kaduna road, Suleja while on his way to a Commercial Bank to make deposit and snatched a sum of five million, five hundred thousand naira (N5,500,000.00k) cash from him, the suspects confessed to the crime and further mention one Chikwudi ‘m’ of Apo FCT now at large as their gang leader. Exhibits recovered included, one locally made Pistol with one live ammunition and Mazda 626 vehicle with reg. no. KWL 101 FP, case still under investigation.